One child is pulled up by a ski lift bar, another time he can't open the door after going to the toilet and yet another time he is too slow getting off the bus and drives away without his mother. A short episodic film about fears that we suffer from as children and that we can smile about as adults.
Three insects follow their instincts, on earth, in the air and underwater. On its short journey, the matted pill hawk loses its droppings ball and unexpectedly gets into trouble. The evening primrose hawk moth is always attracted to the light and the rain comes much too late for the larva of the Spear-billed Azure Damselfly. The stories show the life of insects disrupted by human intervention in the ecosystem.
Diversity makes the difference! A strong team gets ahead when it consists of different people who complement each other instead of excluding each other because of differences.
Simon runs through a forest that he has digitised. Within an autobiographical narrative whose images were shot entirely in the Chaney forest in Switzerland, running embodies the intimate connection between the protagonist and the forest, a forest that is now being destroyed by a gravel pit. Immersed in a fragmented world, Simon wonders why he scanned his forest in 3D.
It is the height of summer in Kyoto and the Obon festival is just around the corner. People are giddy with anticipation; after all, wishes are known to be fulfilled during the festival. Many ask for riches, beauty and health. Unlike Nashi, whose only wish is to be able to wash himself properly. To him, the greatest fortune is a bathtub.
“O-bon” talks about humanity expressed in small gestures every day. The film was developed based on real people in Kyoto.