“Elegantly surreal … an impressive achievement, a piece of storytelling which balances moments of flighty whimsy against deeper existential questions.”
“Above all the film perfectly holds the course of the pleasures of an exciting and very rich narrative (a scenario in interlocking parts very well constructed by the filmmaker with parallel advances, flashbacks, dreams, ‘normal’ and fantastic world, etc.) and of an animation style accessible to all audiences. Pierre Földes succeeds in his challenge … to adapt Haruki Murakami while remaining himself.”
A giant talking frog and an elusive cat help a listless bank employee, his traumatized wife, and a lonely accountant seek meaning in their lives and possibly save Tokyo from catastrophe in this animated feature. Based on stories by acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami (DRIVE MY CAR), this feature debut by composer Pierre Földes won the Jury Special Mention award at the renowned Annecy Animation Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the Anima Festival in Brussels.