Director: KAWASE Naomi

2004 Japanese Subtitled in - Color Video 26 min

Photography: YAMAZAKI Yutaka, NAKANO Hideyo
Sound: MORI Eiji
Editing: ANRAKU Shotaro
Production: NAITO Yuko, KYOTA Mitsuhiro
Producer, Executive Producer: ASANO Hirotaka
Production Cooperation: Sent, Kumie
Production Companies: Moving Pictures Japan, T-Artist
  Contact Name: Sent
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E-mail: noirmam@sepia.ocn.ne.jp
URL: www3.kcn.ne.jp/~kumie/index2.html

[Festivals and prizes] Visions du Reel 2005, Barcelona Women’s Film Festival 2005

[Synopsis] Kawase Naomi, whose work has consistently featured an absent father figure, meets “him” through the body of an actress. A critique on the personal film genre, as the staged situation reveals real emotions and subjectivity.


Born 1969 in Nara Prefecture, Kawase Naomi is renowned internationally for early personal films such as Embracing (1992) and Katatsumori (1994), both of which screened at YIDFF ’95. Her lengthy filmography includes Suzaku (1996), which won the Camera d’Or at Cannes; The Weald (1997, screened at YIDFF ’97); Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom (2002); and Shara (2003). She participated as a juror of New Asian Currents at YIDFF 2003.

KAWASE Naomi | Mangue-kyo | Kya Ka Ra Ba A | Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom | Shadow