One sunny day, four young strangers—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—meet by chance at a crematorium. They have all recently lost their parents, but none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies, devoid of all emotion. Alone in the world at 13 years old with no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, our protagonists dress themselves in scraps from a garbage dump, track down musical instruments, and decide to form a kick-ass band. They call themselves LITTLE ZOMBIES. This is a story about their quest to retrieve their ability to feel.

After winning the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, writer/director/composer Makoto Nagahisa returns to Park City to unleash his feature-length directorial debut bursting with hyper pop style and unbridled imagination. Mixing inspiration from film, television, music, and, most importantly, video games, Nagahisa dazzles with a myriad of cinematic tricks, and he pushes his script in zany directions while never losing sight of its sympathetic exploration of grief and loss.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY World Cinema Dramatic Competition


RUN TIME 120 min


SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Nikkatsu Corporation

WEBSITE http://intl.nikkatsu.com/

EMAIL m.furukawa@nnikkatsu.co.jp

PHONE +81 3 5689 1014


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Artist Bio

Makoto Nagahisa

Born August 2, 1984, in Tokyo, Makoto Nagahisa directed films and music videos while working as a commercial planner at a major ad agency. Nagahisa wrote and directed the short film And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool. (2017) and was the first Japanese director to win the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES is his first feature-length film.