International Premiere
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The Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture (Oshie to Tabi Suru Otoko)

Directed by Shigeyoshi Tsukahara

Hosted by Director Shigeyoshi Tsukahara.

Japan 2018 9 mins OV English Subtitles : English
Genre Animation

A stranger invites a young man to peer at an age-worn artwork through an old pair of binoculars, revealing a story from days long gone, a tale of mystery, memory, and otherworldly obsession. Tsukahara’s adaptation of an eerie, melancholic short story by Edogawa Rampo, Japan’s venerated master of modern gothic literature, allows the animator to indulge his own fixations. – Rupert Bottenberg