A film by Pierre Földes, 2022

Genre: Animation

Languages: French or English

Subtitles: English

Format: 2D

Sound: 5.1

Duration: 108 min

Countries: France, Luxembourg, Canada, Netherlands

Year: 2022



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Tokyo, a few days after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kyoko suddenly leaves her husband after spending five days in a row glued to unfolding earthquake footage on TV. Her helpless husband Komura takes a week’s leave from work and heads north to deliver a box and its unknown contents to two young women. His colleague Katagiri, a simple debt collector by profession and an awkward loner in life, returns home one evening to find a two-metre-tall frog asking for his help to save Tokyo from an imminent earthquake. Through memories, dreams and fantasies, Kyoko, Komura and Katagiri, influenced by their visions of earthquakes – which are manifested as evil willow trees, giant earthworms, secret vows, mysterious boxes and a dark, endless corridor –, attempt to rediscover their true selves.



Director: Pierre Földes

Based on the short stories of Haruki Murakami

Production designer : Pierre Földes

Artistic Direction : Julien De Man

Animation Supervisor : Julien Maret

Compositing Supervisor : Mathieu Tremblay

Editing : Kara Blake

Sound Design : Matthew Földes

Re-recording mixer  : Michel Schilligs

Music : Pierre Földes


Coproduced by Cinéma Defacto, Miyu Productions (France), Doghouse Films (Luxembourg), micro_scope, Productions L’Unité Centrale (Canada), An Original Picture (Netherlands), Studio Ma, Arte France Cinéma, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma (France).


With the support of Film Fund Luxembourg, CNC, Media Europe Creative, Eurimages, Procirep, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Région Île-de-france, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Cinéventure, Cinéaxe, Cinémage, Arte Cofinova, Ciné+, Arte, SODEC, Téléfilm Canada, Fonds Harold Greenberg, Netherlands Film Fund.


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Festival Annecy
Mention du Jury

Athens International Film Festival - Sélection officielle

Toronto International Film Festival

Anima - Bruxelles

Film Fest Gent

Festival de Sevilla

Busan International Film Festival

Les Arcs Film Festival - Sélection officielle

Luxembourg City Film Festival - Official Competition



A consummate artist, Pierre Földes is a director, composer and painter. Born in the United States to a Hungarian father and British mother, Pierre Földes is the son of a pioneer of computer animation, Peter Földes, nominated for an Oscar and a César winner. Pierre grew up in Paris where he studied piano and composition. He began his career in New York composing music for film and advertising before moving to Europe. Fascinated by drawing and animation, he has written and directed several short films by adapting a production pipeline to his idea of film. He has thus developed his own unique and personal style and technique.