Mt. Head

2002, Japan
10 min., col., language — Japanese

Director, design, animation, editing Koji Yamamura
Scriptwriter Shoji Yonemura
Narration Takeharu Kunimoto
Production Yamamura Animation

After a stingy man eats some cherry seeds, a cherry tree grows on his head and he gets into a lot of trouble. This animated film is a modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese Rakugo story «Atama-yama» set in contemporary Tokyo.

Grand-prix at animated film festivals at Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Dresden and more than 15 other prizes; Academy Awards nomination