We Are Little Zombies trailer: Learning to express grief through music
Oscilloscope Laboratories has unveiled the first trailer for the Sundance Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Originality, We Are Little Zombies, following a group of kids learning to express their grief through music. The fever-dream-inspired trailer can be viewed in the player below!
When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band-and then conquer the world. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami.
The film is written and directed by Makoto Nagahisa and stars Keita Ninomiya, Satoshi Mizuno, Mondo Okumura, Sena Nakajima, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Youki Kudoh, Sosuke Ikematsu, Eriko Hatsune, Jun Murakami, Naomi Nishida, Shiro Sano, Rinko Kikuchi and Masatoshi Nagase.
We Are Little Zombies debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was crowned Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Originality and is set to hit cinemas as soon as they reopen globally. Oscilloscope has also debuted coloring book pages for the assortment of characters in the film, which can be printed out here!