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Emotion (1966)

Émotion (original title)
| Fantasy, Short
Experimental short film depicting the life, perhaps real, perhaps a dream, of a young girl named Emi. Emi travels to the city where she encounters her counterpart, Sari, and falls in love with...a vampire?

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Sari Akasaka ...
Sari
Kyôko Hanyû ...
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Sakio Hirata
Jinichi Isizaki
Jusin Kitamura
Keiko Machida
Misuzu Mori
Yoshiyuki Oka
Donald Richie ...
Eigo no narêtâ
Harumi So
Emi Tabata ...
Emi
Tamiko Tachikawa
Ichiro Takahasi
Chigumi Ôbayashi ...
Urawakai Emi
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Experimental short film depicting the life, perhaps real, perhaps a dream, of a young girl named Emi. Emi travels to the city where she encounters her counterpart, Sari, and falls in love with...a vampire?

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Better love story than Twilight
19 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

'Emotion' is peculiar little film. Experimental, but it has warmth and some sweetness in it. Like many other such surreal experimental movies, 'Emotion' is very hard to analyze. The film has a core story - a girl meets another girl who looks like her and she falls in love to a vampire. Very interesting use of old Dracula myth. Although it might be little hard to follow or understand what is going on - is it a dream, a distorted real world - it's still enjoyable film, especially when you're into surreal stuff. Partly black/white, partly color, stop-motion effects. Cowboys having shoot-outs, vampire throwing knife into the air and laying down to wait his death by falling knife. Girl from sea discovering city and love, and then returning to the sea. Unlike most surrealist work 'Emotion' never falls into dark territory, it keeps it cheerful almost child like joy. Many state that Bunuel or Lynch would be perfect start in surrealist films, but I think Nobuhiko Obayashi's shorts, although hard to find, are also great start.


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