- Thursday, May 31, 22:15 Naxoshalle Kino
- Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 83 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director & Script: Ujicha
- Production: A-toys, KATSU-do
- World sales: Free Stone Productions
- Voice actors: Aoi YUKI, Naoki TANAKA, Shigeo TAKAHASHI, Daisuke ONO, Saki FUJITA
- European premiere
Bobby and his friend Akkun come upon a mysterious amusement park along their way to visit a friend and decide to take a break. They soon find out there’s something strange in the park, and an insane adventure with acid-spraying aliens, deformed monsters, and mad scientists begins. For his bizarre sci-fi-horror-mix, Ujicha used a technique called “gekimation:” painted paper cutouts that are animated by hand.
Ujicha was born 1986 in Kyoto. After graduation from Kyoto Saga Art University, he created several shorts with the gekimation technique. He was discovered by his professor, Reo ANZAI, who supported the young talent’s first feature film THE BURNING BUDDHA MAN. The movie was shown at many international film festivals.
2012 The Burning Buddha Man (Moeru butsuzo ningen / NC ’13)
- Supporting film: INTERSTITIAL
- by Shunsaku HAYASHI, J 2017, 7 min, no dialog