Last year, we exclusively unveiled the first images from Dozens of Norths, the debut feature from Japanese indie luminary Koji Yamamura. The first trailer from this striking project is now out. (Note that the English title, originally A Dozen Norths, has been changed.)
The experimental film is loosely structured around a person’s journey to a northern land. The narrative unfolds across dreamlike realms populated with characters in states of psychological stasis or distress. The feature will premiere in competition at Japan’s New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, which will be held on November 5–8. In the meantime, here’s the trailer:
Yamamura is one of Japan’s most prominent independent animation filmmakers. His shorts include the Oscar-nominated Mt. Head, the Ottawa-winning A Country Doctor, and Muybridge’s Strings, a co-production with the National Film Board of Canada.