3rd Vol.2—2 Light House

(“3rd Vol.2—Futatsu no hikari no ie”)
Director: SANADA Misao

2002 Japanese, English Subtitled in English Color Video 52 min

Producer: SANADA Misao
Photography: SANADA Misao
Editing: SANADA Misao
  Contact: Sanada Misao
701 Kyoto Ichijoji Corprus, 3 Somedono-cho, Ichijoji, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8174 JAPAN
Phone: 81-90-9020-1993
E-mail: misao3rdhouse@yahoo.co.jp
URL: www009.upp.so-net.ne.jp/neo_3rdHOUSE/

[Festivals and prizes] Yamagata IDFF 2003

[Synopsis] The director is a traveler based in Nepal. She continues to make films with Maeda Shinjiro in the series titled “3rd.” In this film, she uses unstable, handheld camerawork to capture the time spent in Tibet with a young outsider. The marvel of seeing oneself on video in the viewfinder, a racing heart at a sudden snowfall, birthday candles, Nepalese soldiers marching, and more—the interminably ordinary but indispensable air transforms into a world overflowing with light and serene emotion.


Born in 1972. Presented first work Eki (1993) at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival in Germany in 1995. In 1999 produced A Messenger (2001), a collaborative work with Maeda Shinjiro. Began “3rd” Project in 2000 after traveling in India and Nepal. Sanada, Maeda and Oki Hiroyuki recorded the three months leading up to the birth of the 3rd House in 2001 in the collaborative work 3rd Unknown Commer House, which is currently being edited. In 2002 directed 3rd Vol.2—2 Light House, her first solo work since the “3rd” project began, and completed Death Fugue (recorded in Nepal, China and Xinjian) in 2003. Centered around the 3rd House in Nepal, “3rd” consumes Sanada’s waking hours, and is spreading through the world at will. An omnibus screening was held in March, and a first solo exhibition opened in Kyoto in May 2003.