The Life of Budori Gusuko
- Gusuko Budori no denki
- Japan 2012, Blu-ray, 108 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Gisaburo SUGII
- Script: Gisaburo SUGII based on a novel of Kenji MIYAZAWA
- Production & Weltvertrieb: Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
- Art Director: Yukio ABE
- Music: Ryota KOMATSU
- Voice cast: Shun OGURI, Shiori KUTSUNA, Akira EMOTO, Kuranosuke SASAKI, Tamiyo KUSAKARI
- Saturday, June 8, 12:00 p.m. Mousonturm Saal
- German premiere
Budori lives a humble and happy life with his parents and sister in a small house near the forest. When a particularly harsh winter hits the forest and deprives Budori of his family, he is forced to set out on a journey.
SUGII´s enigmatic and hauntingly beautiful film about family, life and death is based on a story by Kenji MIYAZAWA.
Gisaburo SUGII learned the basics of animation when working for Toei Animation in 1959. In 1961 he joined Mushi Production – led by the master of animation Osamu TEZUKA – and directed episodes of ASTRO BOY. His NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD, also based on a novel by Kenji MIYAZAWA, won the Noburo Ofuji Award at Mainichi Film Concours.
1974 Jack and the Beanstalk (Jack to mame no ki); 1985 Night on the Galactic Railroad (Ginga tetsudo no yoru); 1987 The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari); 2005 One Stormy Night (Arashi no yoru ni); 2011 Little Ghostly Adventures of the Tofu Boy (Tofu kozo)