After being CEO of renowned production company Lemming Film for over 20 years and establishing a considerable international trackrecord, Joost de Vries decided to (once more) become an independent producer. With his new company An Original Picture he is working closely with exceptional filmmakers with international ambitions in changing alliances with other producers and distributors.
Blind Willow Sleeping Woman
Director & Screenwriter: Pierre Foldes. Cast: n/a. Country: FR/CA/BE/NL/HU. Main producer: Tom Dercourt – Cinema De Facto (FR). Status: financing/pre-production. Sort: feature animation based on short stories by Haruki Murakami. Duration: 90 min. Genre: drama. International Sales: The Match Factory.
Tokyo, a few days after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kyoko suddenly leaves her husband after having watched the earthquake news for five days on. Her husband Komura, at a loss, takes a week off and undertakes a journey up north to deliver a mysterious box to two young women. His colleague, Katagiri, a lonely unattractive debt collector, comes home one evening to find a frog, 2 meters tall, standing upright asking for his help to save Tokyo from another earthquake.
Through memories, dreams and fantasy, Kyoko, Komura and Katagiri,
influenced by their vision of the earthquake - in the form of evil
trees, a giant underground worm, a secret wish, a mysterious box and an
endless dark corridor - try to relink with whom they really are.