Haruki Murakami Library Image Film: The Strange Library（2021）
HD / 10min / No Language
An image film created to commemorate the 2021 opening of Waseda University’s Haruki Murakami Library.
A young woman’s shadow appears in a library at night, where it happens upon the frozen figure of a young man. His romantic interest thus sparked, the figure’s heart becomes a light which floats about the space in playful pursuit of the woman’s shadow.
Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s acceptance speech delivered upon winning the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.
CAST : Mokuha Kawabata / Yoshiki Minonishi
Director : Kei Shichiri
Director of photography : Tetsuya Takahashi
Cinematographer : Takuya Murakami / Shohei Matsushima / Megumi Fujita / Tomohiko Takeno / Kanon Okamoto / Hidetoshi Shinomiya
Music / Sound design : Taku Unami
Foley sound : Kieta Sato