Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Monday, 23 October 21:00 – Institut Français

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman / Saule aveugle, femme endormie [Premiere in Turkiye]

Director: Pierre Földes
France Luxembourg, Canada, Netherlands (2022) 1h48d Drama, Adults

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, an animated film directed and scored by Pierre Földes, is an animated adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story collection of the same name. The film won the Special Jury Prize at Annecy in 2022 and has been included in many festival selections. The film appeals not only to Murakami fans around the world, but also to viewers interested in magical realism. The characters in the film try to reconnect with their true identities through an earthquake and a giant frog. The protagonists confront the truths that they hide even from themselves in stories that are intertwined with memories, dreams and fantasies.
Important Warning: Since the film contains an earthquake theme, some viewers may feel uncomfortable.