Harmony / Harmony
Michael Arias, Takashi NakamuraJapan / 2015 / 119' 20''
Europa Cinema, 17:30 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 15:30 h
It is a world reconstructed after the global chaos called the Maelstrom. In reaction to that event, the world put great value on extreme health-consciousness and societal harmony. But one girl, Miach Mihie, thinks of ways to defy this benevolent world. She and two other girls attempt suicide. Thirteen years later, after having survived the suicide attempt, Tuan Kirie works on the front line of a peace keeping operation in a warzone. Suddenly, a criminal organisation causes the deaths of several thousand people. Tuan suspects her old friend Miach, supposedly dead, is somehow involved and hits the road to prove whether Miach is actually alive and well.
Michael Arias is an American-born filmmaker. He started his career as visual effects artist in the late 80s and worked for The Abyss, Total Recall, and The Hudsucker Proxy. In 2000, he accepted Andy and Lana Wachowski’s invitation to produce the Matrix-inspired anthology The Animatrix. He made his feature directing debut with Tekkonkinkreet in 2006. In 2009, Michael directed Heaven’s Door, his first live-action feature.
Born in 1955 in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, Takashi Nakamura is an animator and an anime director. He worked on a 1988 cyberpunk action film Akira as an animation supervisor and many other films. He directed his first feature film Catnapped! in 1995. Among his other works are A Tree of Palme, which was an official selection of the Berlin Film Festival, The Portrait Studio (Shashinkan), and Bubu and Bubulina.
Michael Arias, Takashi Nakamura
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