The headless Gatherer

O CATADOR SEM CABEÇA / THE HEADLESS GATHERER

 2019 / 2K / Animated Short Film / 4:3 / Colour / Stereo / 14’10”

What is the Gatherer searching for? Memories, broken dreams … or just one friend, with whom he can wander through the cities with their chaotic landscapes. Or he might be only looking for a help to get along with the feeling of loss. Do you want to become a company for him?

“This cinematic narrator cultivates a dream that feeds on desires, remorse and longing. Somnambulistic, pale at first, then more and more contoured, the animation about the “headless gatherer” is projected onto nocturnal cityscapes, their passers-by and their shady sides. The autobiographical metropolitan experiences skip across levels of time and images with a lightness that testifies to the refinement and complexity of their fusion. Igor Shin Moromisato sends his O Catador sem Cabeça, composed of Brazilian and Japanese cultural myths, into a splendidly colourful nocturnal atmosphere of which we would like to see more in the future.”

65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen,  Jury Statement.

Animation: Igor Shin Moromisato, Michelle Park, Diana Menestrey
Text: Silvia Voss
Camera: Igor Shin Moromisato, Sae-Yun Jung
Editing: Simon Rittmeier
Narration: Nivalmir Santana
Translation: Maria Hummitzsch, Anna Lytton
Music and Sound Design: Bruno Corrente, Iuri Mastrochirico
Sound mixing: Echo Ho
Colour grading: Camilo Colmenares

 

Festivals:
– 65. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany, Award Winner
– In Out Festival 2019, Gdańsk, Polen