© Taku Furukawa

3rd Animation Division Excellence Award


Animated short film

FURUKAWA Taku [Japan]

Reason for Award

An elderly couple from a small island in Japan’s Inland Sea travel to Tokyo to see their son and daughter,now married and living in the capital.City life is a constant hustle, and there’s no time left for a leisurely talk about old times. Indeed, the old country home is best of all… or at least,that’s the cliche. But in this topsy-turvy work, the old folks take to Tokyo like fish to water, and are soon back again, cellular phones in hand. The creator’s cynical urban philosophy, told in a knowing parody of Yasujiro Ozu’s classic film “Tokyo Story,” is sheer delight.