Feature Film
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Saules aveugles, femme endormie

Followed by a Q&A and reception with filmmaker Pierre Földes

US Premiere

Saturday, January 28, 2023
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Ages 15 & up

Dir. Pierre Földes, 2022, France, Luxembourg, Netherland, Canada, Color. 100 min
In English

2022 Annecy International Animation Film Festival — Jury Distinction
Official Selection of the 2023 International Film Festival Rotterdam

This entrancing animated tale is an adaptation of several stories by international bestselling Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Follow the fantastical story of a giant talking frog, a lost cat and a tsunami, a bank employee, his wife, and an accountant as they uncover truths they’ve been hiding from themselves to find deeper meaning to their lives.

While Pierre Földes’ exquisite animation visually brings to life Murakami’s sensibilities and interests, his film remains a deeply personal interpretation of the author’s magical realism.


About Pierre Földes

Pierre Földes is a composer, painter, and filmmaker.

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    • Földes was born in the U.S. to Hungarian/British parents, raised in Paris and studied piano and composition. He has worked as a composer on films, television series, video games, commercials and more. He directed his latest project, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, an animated feature film based on short stories by Haruki Murakami.