Lu Over the Wall
- Thursday, May 31, 12:00 Mousonturm Saal
- Friday, June 1, 15:30 Mal Seh’n Kino
Yoake tsugeru Ru no uta
- Japan 2017, DCP, 107 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 6 or older
- Director: Masaaki YUASA
- Script: Masaaki YUASA, Reiko YOSHIDA
- Production: Science SARU
- Camera: Batiste Perron
- Distribution: AV Visionen
- Voice actors: Kanon TANI, Shota SHIMODA, Minako KOTOBUKI, Soma SAITO, Shinichi SHINOHARA
- German premiere
Kai lives in a small fishing village. He spends his time writing music and playing in a band. While rehearsing on Mermaid Island, he and his friends meet a mermaid called Lu. She is enchanted by Kai’s music, and they become friends. But because of the villagers’ superstitions, they have to keep their friendship a secret. This award-winning animated feature is based on an original concept by Masaaki YUASA.
Masaaki YUASA, born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1965, began his career at animation studio Ajiado in 1987. He participated in several TV productions such as KUREYON SHIN-CHAN. His directorial debut MIND GAME (2004) and other works like THE TATAMI GALAXY (2010) brought him worldwide recognition and several awards. In 2013, he founded his own studio named Science SARU. THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL won the Japan Academy Prizes’ Animation Award 2017.
2004 Mind Game; 2010 The Tatami Galaxy (Yojohan shinwa taikei / NC ’11); 2014 Space Dandy (NC ’14); The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome); 2018 Devilman Crybaby
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