Mt. Head (Legendas em português)



Atama-Yama (Mt. Head)
Narration & Shamisen Takeharu Kunimoto
Music: Takeharu Kunimoto Syzygys
Original Story An old comic story (rakugo) “Atama-yama”
Script Shoji Yonemura
Direction, Animation, Design & Editing Koji Yamamura
Sound Design Koji Kasamatsu
Production: Yamamura Animation

After a stingy man eats some cherry seeds, a cherry tree grows on his head and he gets into a lot of trouble. This animated film is a modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese Rakugo story “Atama-yama” set in contemporary Tokyo.

19 place: 50 Best Animated Films for 50 Years of ASIFA (2010)
70 place:100 FILMS FOR A CENTURY OF ANIMATION (2007)
8 Place at Animation category that specialists selected:100 selections in Japanese Media Art (2006)
10 Place at Bunka Films : 77th Kinema-Junpo Best Ten (2004)
90 Place : World and Japanese Animation Best 150 (2003)
The 2003 Oscar® he 75th Academy Awards Nomination Short Film (Animated)
ANNECY 2003, Grand Prix (The Annecy Cristal)
Grand Prix, World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb
Grand Prix, Hiroshima International Animation Festival
Grand Prix, MEDIAWAVE, Hungary
Grand Prix, Filmfest Dresden
“RICA” Grand Best animated short film, Rencontres Internationales du Cin?ma d’Animation de Wissembourg
Best Film Animation, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE FILMETS DE BADALONA
Best Film Animation, AniFest, Czech
Auszeichnung Computeranimation /Visual Effects, Ars Electronica Festival
Silver Dove, International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
2 PRIZE, Festival Internazionale Cinema d’Animazione e Fumetto
Special Jury Award, CHIAVARI INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL
Special Jury Award, I CASTELLI ANIMATI
Special Jury Award, The International Animated Film Festival in Vilnius
Excellence Prize, Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival
Excellence Prize, Interfilm short film festival Berlin
Guilty Pleasures from each member of the jury (from Konstantin Bronzit), Holland Animation Film

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