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A Poet's Life

Shijin no Shogai

Directed by Kihachiro Kawamoto
Japan, 1974
Short, Animation


A worker is fired from a factory for demanding a wage increase, while his mother, worn thin by poverty, is caught in her own spinning wheel and transformed into yarn. A neighbour takes the yarn and knits it into a jacket, which nobody will buy. Then a strange storm buries the town in snow…

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