Winter Days (2003)


As a part of a collective animated feature film (Fuyo no hi), composed of 36 small parts of at least 30 seconds animated film each, made by 35 worldfamous directors of animated films, Servais made his contribution to this Japanese produced film, based on a 17th century Japanese poem of Master Matsuo Basho, each director starting from a few verses only. This collective work was imaginated and supervised by Kihachiro Kawamoto. Winter Days presents 40 minutes of animation and is completed by a documentary of 68 minutes, including interviews of some of the directors concerned by this original project.

The sequence (50”) worked out by Raoul Servais shows an hermit offering shelter to a heron, as a remembrance of a woman he dreamed of.

Technical File:

– Format: 35mm

– Black and White

– Frame: 1 x 1.66

– Sound: Optical – Stereo Dolby SR

– Length: Feature length film

– Directed by: Raoul Servais (50”), a. o.

– Animation: Carl Van Isacker

– Backgrounds: Raoul Servais

– Produced by: IMAGICA Tokyo (also for contact and sales)