The Diary of Tortov Roddle (2004)

Tortov Roddle travels the world on his long-legged pig, taking us on an on-going adventure of peaceful contemplation.
Follow Tortov as he journeys through very surreal, magical, picturesque landscapes, meeting interesting characters and circumstances on the way.

The film consists of a series of six dream-like vignettes, each approximately two minutes in length, in which we can find an element of the surreal.
The surrealism of the film is produced by Kunio Kato' slightly off-filter framing choices.The softness of the fill and the warmth of light flooding into scenes, usually from a single light source such as a lamp or window, give the film an atmospheric, slightly melancholy tone but becoming overly gloomy.


Lory said...

Great stuff!Where can I buy it???

Mella said...

Dear Lory, I'm sorry. You can watch other epidodes on you tube, but you can't buy it.

Ian Lumsden said...

A lovely stylised movie and Kunio's potential was realised last Sunday when he won the Oscar with an astounding film, destined to become one of the classics - "La Maison en Petits Cubes". Thanks for this Mella.