And Life Goes On(“Watashino kisetsu”)
- Director: KOBAYASHI Shigeru
2004 Japanese Subtitled in - Color 16mm 107 min
Photography: Kobayashi Shigeru, Matsune Hirotaka
Editing: Sato Makoto, Hata Takeshi
Sound, Producer: Tanabe Nobumichi
Planning, Production Committee: And Life Goes On Production Committee
Contact Name: Kyoei
Kohata Bldg. 3F, 1-20-9 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN
[Festivals and prizes] Yamagata IDFF 2005, Cultural Agency’s Award for Best Documentary 2005, Best Documentary at Mainichi Film Concours 2004
[Synopsis] The film is set in the Second Biwako Gakuen, a historical institution for the permanently disabled. It sincerely portrays the life of people who have been living there for forty years, children who are incapable of spontaneous respiration and their families looking after them. Eye to eye with the camera, the appeal of each is amply brought out.
Born in 1954 and awarded the 1st JSC (Japanese Society of Cinematographers) Award for his cinematography in Sato Makoto’s Living on the River Agano, Kobayashi Shigeru was the cinematographer of such films as Reach Out for the Elderly’s Care (dir. Tokieda Toshie), Mining the Dark (dir. Fujimoto Yukihisa), and Memories of Agano (YIDFF 2005 program “all about me?”) as well as the director and cinematographer of films including Children in the Cosmos (2000) and A Patch of Blue Sky (2001, YIDFF 2001).