Visions Of Europe: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Queen's Film Theatre


- 16th April 2023 - 8:45 PM

Queen's Film Theatre's Visions of Europe season presents a Belgian animated adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (2022)

Based on a collection of short stories by Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is an animated feature film that was produced using a new technique of “live animation” to striking visual, sound and storytelling results.

It follows the lives of multiple characters as they navigate post-Tsunami existence and the existential repercussions of urban life, including an unambitious bank employee, his disheartened wife, a delusional accountant, a lost cat and a giant talkative frog.

“Gorgeously drawn. . . Translucent lines and rough crosshatched textures throughout the background art give the film both tactility and a touch of ephemerality.” BFI/Sight & Sound

From 31 Mar - 16 Apr, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of 24 films from a Macedonian witch tale to a race through Berlin, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen.

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