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Le projet Sapporo

Directed by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Canada / Japan, 2010 (animation / documentary, 5 minutes, black and white, Japanese)
Also known as "The Sapporo Project"
Video (MJSTP Films)

Film Description:
"The Sapporo Project is a poetic homage to the work of acclaimed Japanese calligrapher Gazanbou Higuchi. A unique glimpse into the world of Japanese calligraphy, this animated film explores the creative process of a master. By animating his very own art, the viewer is transported into the imagination of a legendary figure in contemporary calligraphy."
-- MJSTP Films (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Produced by: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Principal Cast: Fuyuka Shindo
Narrator: Gazanbou Higuchi
Animation: Brigitte Archambault
Music: OKI
Production Company: MJSTP Films

Quote by the Director

"The Sapporo Project was made during a three month artist residency in Sapporo, Japan. I have always dreamed of making a film that would explore the art of Japanese calligraphy. Gazanbou Higuchi accepted to be the subject of my film. His figurative work his brought to life and takes us to the heart of Japanese Shodo art to convey the dance and the rhythm of life.."
-- Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (source)

Quote by the Director [in French]

"Le projet Sapporo a été réalisé dans le cadre d'une résidence d'artistes de trois mois à Sapporo au Japon. J'ai toujours rêvé de faire un film qui explore l'art de la calligraphie japonaise et Gazanbou Higuchi a accepté d'être le sujet de mon film. Ses oeuvres figuratives prennent vie et nous amènent au coeur de l'art du Shodo japonais afin de transmettre la danse et le rythme de la vie."
-- Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (source)

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