Matt Kamen, The Guardian on Short Peace
Four beautifully animated short films and a brilliantly madcap game from some of the greatest directors in Japan
In Possessions, a lost samurai seeks shelter in a seemingly abandoned house. Two lovers attempt to reunite through a blazing fire in Combustible. A guardian bear and horrific monster fight to the death in Gambo, and in A Farewell to Weapons, four men do battle with robotic tanks in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. Possessions was nominated for Best Animated Short at the 86th Academy Awards.
The film takes place in a middle school on an isolated island off the coast of Nagasaki. Azuma Shuichi a dedicated student, suddenly quits the baseball team, which leads to a fight with his best friend, Kenta. When a storm hits their school one day, Shuichi meets Noruda, a mysterious girl with a strange necklace, who seems to be somehow connected with the typhoon. Who is she? More importantly, why does Shuichi feel the need to help her?
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