Japanese Fantasy Film Premiere

Mai Tominaga's feature film debut WOOL 100% will have its U.S. Theatrical Premiere on September 12-18 at New York's Pioneer Theater. The film recently won the Prix Sequences Award at the Fantasia Film Festival and was a Sundance Film Festival NHK Award Winner.

For theater information, please visit: www.twoboots.com/pioneer

Mai Tominaga's award-winning fantasy feature WOOL 100% combines live action, animation and puppetry to explore the darkest reaches of human nature. Two old ladies who spend their days scavenging the local trashpiles one day find a mysterious little girl in their home, knitting a red sweater which will promptly be unraveled the moment its done and knitted again –- and again. She does far more than simply upend the comfortable routine of the elderly sisters. Her mere presence allows the old girls to reconsider the way of living they've chosen, and bring out into the light memories long under lock and key. The doors to the past will be thrown open, to reveal the secrets that still live there.

Mai Tominaga – Biography
Born in Tokyo, Mai Tominaga started her filmmaking career while a film student at Tama Art University. While in school, she wrote and directed three short films, including SCORCHED, which played at the 1993 Pia Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Helsinki International Film Festival. Upon graduation, she joined Pyramid Film Co. Ltd. and directed a number of TV commercials. She also wrote and directed the highly acclaimed animation/CG short films BUSTAMAN OF BUONOMO (screened at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2000) and SLOTH SYRUP (screened at the Hiroshima International Animated Film Festival, Tenerife International Animation Festival and CINANIMA2002 in Spain).

For more information, please contact Cinema Epoch, [email protected]

To view the film's trailer, please visit: http://divertissement.sympatico.msn.ca/Cinema/Fantasia/bandes-annonces_U-Z?id=Wool100

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