With works like Don’t Laugh at My Romance or The Tale of Nishino, filmmaker IGUCHI Nami created much talked-about movies that delicately portray complex feelings between human individuals. Presented at the Yebisu lnternational Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023 is a special program of new and older works that convey Iguchi’s drive and passion toward filmmaking. In addition to a showcase of recent works that mark the director’s first attempt in the documentary genre (IGUCHI Nami ), the program also includes screenings of early efforts such as Iguchi’s first directed movie (IGUCHI Nami ).
When Kids Make Movies is Iguchi’s first documentary film, made after the “Children Meet Cinema” workshop that was held in Miyazaki in December 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. It follows twelve children who met for the first time, and subsequently spent three days shooting and screening a movie full of scenes that show how anyone can be protagonist.
2.9 Thu. 18:00–
2.18 Sat. 15:00– w/ Q&A session: IGUCHI Nami, KANAI Kumiko (painter), KANAI Mieko (novelist)
Venue: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 1F Hall
Ticket: ¥800 [advance] / ¥1,000 [door]
IGUCHI Nami, When Kids Make Movies
2021 / 116 min. / Dialogues in Japanese (with English subtitles)