Japanese Panorama

An Error with Wings

(“Hane no aru kizu”)
- JAPAN / 1999 / Japanese / Color / 16mm / 38 min

Director, Script, Editing, Narrator: Aramaki Ryoko
Photography: Iwai Takashi
Sound: Hayashi Chiaki, Aramaki Ryoko
Music: Sakamoto Tsukasa, Aramaki Sachi
Source: Aramaki Ryoko
1-6-31-202 Asagaya-minami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 166-0004 JAPAN
E-mail: ryo-ko@pp.iij4u.or.jp

“It looks like I am living. As evidence for it, I get hungry, feel cold, get injured, and excrete. When I died, what was written in my diary went like this. ‘Some beloved people will surely talk about me on the anniversary of my death next year.’” Six episodes from memory and six interviews constitute an extremely private world.

[Director’s Statement] We are living with memories.
Because we remember our experiences, we can keep living.
While I was making An Error with Wings, I kept thinking this way.
These days, however, it is not only memories, I think.
We are living with others.
We cannot help being conscious of others.
Now I am making a film about the “Absolute Other.”


- Aramaki Ryoko

Born in 1975. Studied at the Musashino Art University, Junior College of Art and Design, then at Tama Art University where she studied under Shinada Yukichi and Suzuki Shiroyasu. Her other works include Page 49 (1996), The Man Who Shot His Shade (1997), Merrygo-round (1997) and Lover Below My Collar-bone (1998), which won the Special Jury Prize at the Image Forum Festival 1999 and was shown in Korea, France, and Hong Kong International Film Festival. Currently working on her next film, while writing essays in a quarterly magazine “Action Directe.”

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