Film Name 鬼 (The Demon)
Programme Retrospectives (Kihachiro Kawamoto)
Director Kiharchiro Kawamoto
Production シネアーツ
Country Japan
Year 1972
Runtime 8 minutes
Film rating NR
Format 35mm
Subtitles English
Awards Ofuji Prize, Mainchi Japanese Film Contest 1972
Merit, Anecy International Animation Festival 1973
Special Prize, Melbourne Film Festival


November 19th, 2005 - 9:00pm


Two brothers are both hunters and live with their elderly mother. One day, the brothers go to the mountains to set traps for deer. Suddenly, from the top of a tree, a demons arm reaches out and grabs the younger brother. The older brother shoots and arrow, severing the demon's arm, which they plan to take home. When they look at the arm carefully in the light, it somehow resembles their mother's arm.... Inspired by a Japanese medieval legend Konjaku-monogatari.