We Are Little Zombies
NAGAHISA Makoto 長久允
ウィーアーリトルゾンビーズ

Japan
2019
120
Colour
English
subtitles

Four orphans meet at the funeral home where their parents are being cremated at the same time. They get together and form a rock band, which is only the beginning of this darkly comic satire about death, mourning, mass-media and being young. The adventurous, colourful visual style playfully illustrates the daydreams of the characters, making this film as vibrant and youthful as its protagonists.

Vier weeskinderen ontmoeten elkaar in het uitvaartcentrum waar hun ouders toevallig op dezelfde dag gecremeerd worden. Ze besluiten samen een rockband te beginnen, wat slechts het begin is van deze zwart-komische satire over de dood, rouw, massamedia en jong zijn. De kleurrijke visuele stijl maakt dat de film net zo levendig en jeugdig aanvoelt als zijn hoofdrolspelers.

 

https://littlezombies.jp/

 

Director’s bio & selected filmography

NAGAHISA Makoto was born August 2, 1984 in Tokyo. He directed films and music videos while working at a major ad agency as a commercial planner. In 2017, he wrote and directed the short film And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool, for which he became the first Japanese to win the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the 33rd Sundance Film Festival. We Are Little Zombies is his first full-length feature film.