22nd Animation Division Jury Selections
WATER IN THE CUP
Animated short film
KATO Ikuo [Japan]
A man drinks the water in a cup and falls asleep. A presence is watching over him from above the clouds… All things that surround us – furniture, homes, trees, animals, people – are born, dissipate, and are then reborn. This “Cy- cle of Things” is the theme of the film. The animation proceeds like a dance driven by rhythmical music, and together with the fluctu- ating hand-drawn images, creates a bright and energetic ambience.