2019 Official Selection, film index

Children of the Sea

Children of the Sea

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Ruka is a school girl who lives with her mother. She is passionate about handball, and on the first day of the holidays she is excluded from her team. Furious she decides to go and visit her father at the aquarium where he works. There she meets Umi, who appears to have a gift for communicating with marine animals. Ruka is fascinated. One evening supernatural events occur.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Children of the Sea

    Directed by: Ayumu WATANABE

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2019

    Running time: 01 h 50 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film contrechamp

    Techniques used: drawing on paper, 2D computer

    Version: Japanese English French subtitles

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Kids, Family, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Ayumu WATANABE

    Production: STUDIO 4°C, Ayumu WATANABE, Eiko TANAKA

    Distribution: EUROZOOM, Romain BROSOLO

    Based on: "Children of the Sea", Daisuke Igarashi

    Artistic direction: Shinji Kimura

    Animation: Kennichi Konishi

    Music: Joe Hisaishi

    Sound: Koji Kasamatsu