Director: TANAKA Aya

2004 Japanese, French Subtitled in - Color Video 56 min

Photography: Valentine Paulus
Editing: Michèle Hubinon
Music: Duke Quarcoo
Appearance: Tanaka Yasuo
Production Companies: Cobra Films, Zeugma Films
  Contact Name: Cobra Films
Rue de la Sablonniere, 29 - 1000 Bruxelles - Belgium
Phone: +32.(0)2.512.70.07
Fax: +32.(0)2.511.38.28
E-mail: cobrafilms@skynet.be
URL: www.cobrafilms.be

[Festivals and prizes] Cinema du reel 2005, Yamagata IDFF 2005, Visions du Reel 2006

[Synopsis] The Belgium-based filmmaker returns with her father to the mountain village in Shizuoka Prefecture where he once faced discrimination for his communist ideas. The father-daughter reunion, in the clear air surrounded by green mountains, reflects something of Japan’s post-war history.


After graduating from high school in Japan, Tanaka Aya continued her studies in France and Belgium. Attaining a degree in Literature and Cinematographic Analysis at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1999, she has worked as a Japanese language teacher since 2000. She directed a short documentary in the six-part series Interface in 2001, and has lived in Belgium for thirteen years.