It is a rare opportunity to observe a translator (and a Murakami translator to boot) at work and almost get inside her head. The film has a great atmosphere, shows modern Japan, and features one of Murakami characters, a giant frog from Murakami's 1998 story "Kaeru kun, Tōkyō o sukuu" ("Super Frog Saves Tokyo," English translation by Jay Rubin, 2002).
The movie makes one wish one knew Danish to be able to read Mette's translations!
(both pictures from the movie's website: dreamingmurakami.com)
|Nitesh and Mette at the film's premiere at IDFA in Amsterdam (http://www.finalcutforreal.dk/news-blog/2017/11/22/world-premiere-of-dreaming-murakami-at-idfa-2017)|
You can watch the film on dreamingmurakami.com here.