The Origin of Naomi Kawase
SHORT CUTS | MEET CUTS
Thursday, July 3, 2008 — Part 1
Thursday, July 3, 2008 — Part 2
Saturday, July 12, 2008 — Part 1
Saturday, July 12, 2008 — Part 2
Part 1: Embracing & KyaKaRaBaA
Total running time approximately 90 min.
Thur. 7/3, 6:15 pm
Sat. 7/12, 3:30 pm
In Embracing, Kawase searches for her unseen father who abandoned her. Eight years later, she tries to make a sequel but discovers her father is already dead in KyaKaRaBaA. She pushes herself to the edge of sanity, slowly driving the film to merge with a fictional world.
Films include Embracing (Nitsutsumarete): 1992, 40 min., digital video; and KyaKaRaBaA: 2001, 50 min., digital video.
Part 2: Grandmother Trilogy
Total running time approximately 100 min.
Thur. 7/3, 8 pm
Q&A with director Naomi Kawase after the screening.
For director's biography, click over to MEET CUTS.
Sat, 7/12, 5:30 pm
Kawase affectionately films the daily life of the great aunt who raised her, growing vegetables and flowers in the garden as a way to reassure her of their relationship as a family.
Films include Katatsumori: 1994, 40 min., digital video; See Heaven: 1995, 10 min., digital video; and Hi wa Katabuki: 1996, 45 min., digital video.
Catch director Naomi Kawase's Cannes award winning film The Mourning Forest in LONG CUTS.
Part of JAPAN CUTS - Festival of New Japanese Film.