2019 / 120' / Japan / In Japanese with Chinese & English subtitles / Colour

★ World Cinema Dramatic Competition, Special Jury Award for Originality, Sundance Film Festival

★ Special Mention, Youth Jury Generation 14plus Award, Berlin International Film Festival

Their parents are dead. They cannot cry. Four stoic middleschoolers (Specky, Fatso, Klepto, and Femme Fatale) become friends at the crematory. We are little zombies, they declare, dead but alive. They start a (literally) underground band which launches them into a hollow stardom. A child of 1980s console gaming, director Nagahisa Makoto’s (And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool, 41st) spell-binding debut is decadent in its vibrant ambition and drooling with veteran cameos (with Ikematsu Sosuke and Kikuchi Rinko).

Dir: Nagahisa Makoto

Cast : Ninomiya Keita、Mizuno Satoshi、Okumura Mondo、Nakajima Sena

About the director
Makoto Nagahisa (born 2 August 1984, Tokyo) directed films and music videos while working as a commercial planner at a major ad agency. Nagahisa wrote and directed the short film And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool (2017) and was the first Japanese director to win the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. We Are Little Zombies is his first feature-length film.