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The Interpreter

Noriko Okaku
United Kingdom 2015 / 6’

The Interpreter proves that cutouts, a technique rarely practiced these days, is the best type of animation for surrealism. Others were aware of this before Noriko Okaku, including Walerian Borowczyk and Monty Python, who began each episode of their television series without a cutout animation by Terry Gilliam. Games of the imagination, combining elements that are incompatible with one another, artistic freedom, and fun, all of this can be found in Okaku’s animation, the inspiration for which was provided by Tarot cards.

Patryk Tomiczek

Noriko Okaku

Born in Japan. Lives in London. Uses various forms of artistic expression in her creative work, including animation, drawings, and video. Borrows existing images and converts them into collages in an attempt to bring out their hidden meaning.

Selected filmography

2010 The Resolution of the Congress 1962 (video, short)
2011 Peace Starts with Me (video, short)
2014 1945 (short)
2015 The Interpreter (short)

Cast & Crew

director Noriko Okaku
screenplay Noriko Okaku
cinematography Noriko Okaku
editing Noriko Okaku
music Ebe Oke
animation Noriko Okaku
visual design Noriko Okaku
producer Noriko Okaku
sales Noriko Okaku
language no dialogue
colouration b&w