The Warped Forest
- Asatte no mori
- Japan 2011, HDcam, 81 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director, Production & World Sales: Shunichiro MIKI
- Script: Shunichiro MIKI, Yuka OSUMI
- Director of Photography: Tetsuro ENJOJI
- Music: Nagisa MURAKAMI
- Actor: Fumi NIKAIDO, Rinko KIKUCHI, Yoji TANAKA, Kanji TSUDA, Yoshiyuki MORISHITA
- Wednesday, June 5, 2:30 p.m. Mousonturm Saal
- German premiere
In THE WARPED FOREST most people like to lick kittka fruits and are somehow dependent on pocos. Some of them even dare to manipulate their dreams. With a brillant sense for humour and eroticism, atmosphere and timing, Shunichiro MIKI unfolds a collage of trash elements, creating a deeply touching and nuanced analogy about the pursuit of happiness.
Shunichiro MIKI (*1968) gained recognition through his work as a commercials director that won him numerous awards before he started his first film project FUNKY FOREST (2005) as co-director to Katsuhito ISHII. THE WARPED FOREST was financed entirely through the directors' private investments.
2005 Funky Forest (NC '06)