The Origin of Naomi Kawase

July 3, 2008
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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.

Free Admission

Catch director Naomi Kawase’s Cannes award winning film The Mourning Forest in LONG CUTS.

Part of JAPAN CUTS – Festival of New Japanese Film.

  • Thursday, July 3, 2008
  • 6:15 pm