©OKAMOTO Masanori / Tokyo University of the Arts

16th Animation Division Jury Selections

I am alone, walking on the straight road.

Animated short film

OKAMOTO Masanori [Japan]


Inspired by TANEDA Santoka (1882-1940), one of Japan’s most prominent free-verse haiku poets, this animated work turns the emotion of “loneliness” into a symbol. Surrounded by mountain greenery in the midst of a solitary journey, the protagonist, redfaced and sl ightly tipsy, is portrayed in meticulous detail using a cutout technique.