1975 Official Selection, film index

Shijin no shogai
A Poet's Life

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

A young man's self-awakening, transformation and accomplishment as a poet, under heavy skies with all the vanished dreams and hopes of the working class.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Shijin no shogai

    Directed by: Kihachiro KAWAMOTO

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 1974

    Running time: 19 min 10 s

  • Technique


    Techniques used: cut-outs

    Process: Colour

  • Credits

    Directed by: Kihachiro KAWAMOTO

    Based on: "La Vie d'un poète", Kobo Abe

    Script: Kihachiro Kawamoto

    Animation: Kihachiro Kawamoto, Yukata Mikome

    Camera: Minoru Tamura

    Music: George Yuasa

    Sound: Isamu Katto, Iwao Takahashi

    Editing: Naoko Aizawa

    Voice: Aki Takahashi, Yasunobu Yamaguchi