Toronto International Film Festival Preview: The Sapporo Project

By Sir Warren B. Leonhardt
Canadian Animation Resources
September 2010

Toronto International Film Festival, Alex Rogalski

"This poetic homage to calligrapher Gazanbou Higuchi utilizes Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s signature style of rotoscope animation to illustrate the craft of Japanese shodo. Energetic brush strokes pulsate into moving forms, connecting the artist to his work in a seamless flow. Morphing minimalist black and white compositions fulfill Higuchi’s mission to “convey the dance and rhythm of life "

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