Documentary, dir. by Nitesh Anjaan
Denmark, 2017, 58 mins
When Mette Holm begins to translate Haruki Murakami’s debut novel Kaze no uta o kike (Hear the Wind Sing), a two-meter-tall frog shows up at an underground station in Tokyo. The Frog follows her, determined to engage the translator in its fight against the gigantic Worm, ready to destroy the world with hatred. This lovingly crafted documentary offers a glimpse into Holm’s work as a translator. As she struggles to communicate what Murakami’s solitary, daydreaming characters are trying to tell us, the boundary between reality and imagination begins to blur.
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