DKC, 8. nov, 21:00
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Dreaming Murakami (doc.)
Director: Nitesh Anjaan
Language: Danish, Japanese, English
Cast: Mette Holm
Production: Final Cut For Real
Distribution: Five Stars Film Distribution
When Mette Holm begins to translate Haruki Murakami’s debut novel Hear the Wind Sing, a two-meter-tall frog shows up at an underground station in Tokyo. The Frog follows her, determined to engage the translator in its fight against the gigantic Worm, which is slowly waking from a deep sleep, ready to destroy the world with hatred. As Mette struggles to find the perfect sentences capable of communicating what Murakami’s solitary, daydreaming characters are trying to tell us, the boundary between reality and imagination begins to blur.
Anjaan debuted as a novelist with Kind of Blue (2016). His debut as director, Far from Home (2014), premiered at CPH:DOX and won Best Debut Documentary at Mumbai Film Festival. His documentary Dreaming Murakami (2017) was selected for IDFA, CPH:DOX and Hot Docs.
Festivals and awards:
Audience Award for Best Mid Length Documentary, Hot Docs Toronto, 2018
München Documentary Festival, 2018
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films, 2018