Typically, this post would be full of all the things that inspired me in a given week…
But I’m so smitten with the film I watched last night that I felt the need to give it a whole post.
Tekkonkinkreet is the story of two orphan boys trying to protect the only town they know.
It’s got enough symbolism to satisfy James Joyce, and enough surrealism to make Michelle Gondry weep.
& the icing on the cake is the beautiful score by UK rockers, Plaid.
The animation in the film is a flawless combination of traditional and 3-d, which is executed in a manner not unlike Ghost in the Shell: Innocence. While it is based off the manga by Taiyo Matsumoto, it reminds me more of a Jaime Hewlett drawing, or an American indy comic book than anything else.
This film was brought to us by Studio4°C (that created the Animatrix), and is the first feature length Anime to be directed by an American (Michael Arias).
However, in America, it’s screening only in LA or NYC & it’s only playing for 4 more days.
In LA, you can see it @ Landmark West Los Angeles, The Westside Pavilion, 10850 West Pico.
In NYC, you can see it @ The Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street (between 5th &6th Ave).