Sumo Lake is a rapid, animated re-telling of the story of the ballet “Swan Lake” using sumo wrestlers and a giant lizard in a leotard. It uses only the traditional tools of paper, pencils and coffee. The short offers a combination of bulk and grace, fury and tenderness. Sumo Lake has been making the film festival rounds all over the world. Watch this twist on a classic ballet.
Also check out Junko’s Shamisen for a modern spin on a Japanese tale.