Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Films in DaejeonLetter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom [Japan]

The final days of Nishii Kazuo, photography critic who was a driving force behind Japan’s photography world. Nishii, who only has a few months to live, asks the director Kawase to film him. Shaken, she begins her regular visits to his bedside from the following day. The director talks to him with her video camera rolling as Nishii desperately tries to respond. Nishii himself has a still camera in hand, and clicks the shutter on director Kawase while she films. The exchange between the filmmaker and the film-object weaves a “memory of time shared” that continues to live on. Kawase Naomi is one of Japan's foremost female directors. She has shown her films and won awards in the most prestigious international film festivals in the world: Yamagata, Rotterdam, Locarno, Festival du Reel in Paris and Cannes - where, at 27, she was the youngest winner of the Camera d'Or with her first narrative feature, Moe no Suzaku(1996).

Director: Naomi Kawase
Genre: Documentary | Biography more
Runtime: 65 min


Cinemas: Daejeon Art House

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