World Festival of Animated Film /
short and feature edition 4 to 9 June 2018
World Festival of Animated Film / short and feature edition 4 to 9 June 2018
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Obon / Obon

Andre Hörmann, Anna Samo

Germany / 2018 / 15' 7''


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Wednesday, 06. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h
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Saturday, 09. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 17:30 h


It is Obon, the annual Japanese commemoration when ancestral spirits visit their living relatives. Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima. During Obon, she receives her parents’ spirits and is haunted by her memories. Her father is an authoritarian and traditional man. Akiko’s childhood consists of constant rejections and beatings. But the horrors of the atomic bomb and Japan’s subsequent capitulation change everything. Finally, Akiko experiences fatherly love in the midst of Hiroshima’s ruins.

Andre Hörmann

Andre Hörmann (1975, Bremen) studied film at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam, Germany. Since 2007, he has been working as a freelance director, script-writer and producer.


Anna Samo

Anna Samo was born 1980 in Moscow, Russia. She wanted to become a clown, or a household manager. Became animator. Anna works as a freelancer in Berlin and New York. Her films were shown and awarded at acclaimed film festivals around the world such as Berlinale, Annecy, Stuttgart, Zagreb, Encounters FF, Cork FF, Aspen Shortsfest.



Andre Hörmann, Anna Samo


Hörmann Filmproduktion; Vizion,


Christoph de la Chevallerie


Daniel Regenberg


Grand Competition Short Film 3