Sea Palace

  • 9'
  • Japan
  • 1927

Before Masaoka Kenzō became one of Japan’s main animation pioneers, he directed two live-action featurettes full of special effects, both considered lost. Until this abridged version of the children’s fairy tale Sea Palace was found, now restored by the Kobe Planet Film Archive with the support of IFFR. A sensation for animation lovers. Screens before Tange Sazen and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo.

Director
Masaoka Kenzō
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
1927
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
9'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Umi no kyūden
Language
silent
Producer
Masaoka Kenzō
Sales
Kobe Planet Film Archive
Screenplay
Masaoka Kenzō
Editor
Masaoka Kenzō