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Ajyal Film Festival 2018

All Films

CHIRI/Trace (CHIRI)

Special Screening

Naomi Kawase / Feature Documentary / Japan / 2012 / 45 min / Colour / DCP
In Japanese / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Documentary
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Screenings

  • Playing in: Japanese Snapshots
  • Tue, Nov 20, 06:00 PM, Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium (MIA-A)
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Synopsis

‘CHIRI/Trace’ is an unusual and very personal documentary focusing on the aging foster mother of extraordinary Japanese artist and filmmaker Naomi Kawase. Using images of the steadily approaching death of a person she greatly loves, the director contemplates the vulnerability of human existence. A deeply moving gem.

About the Directors

Naomi Kawase was born in Kara, Japan, in 1969. Her films are often very intimate, autobiographical documentaries. She became the youngest winner of the Caméra d’Or at Cannes in 1997 for ‘Suzaku’. Her fourth feature, ‘The Mourning Forest’ (2007) won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2007; ‘Hanezu’ was selected for competition at Cannes in 2011.

Credits

Director
Naomi Kawase
Screenwriter
Naomi Kawase
Producer
Yuko Naito, Naomi Kawase
Editor
Naomi Kawase
Music
Hasiken
Cinematographer
Naomi Kawase
Sound
Sound: Osamu Takizawa
Cast
Uno Kawase, Naomi Kawase, Mitsuki

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