Cherry Blossoms

Format
digital
Color
col.
Year
2012
Duration
00:11:58
Language
English, Japanese
Produced by
Elektrischer Schnellseher
Funded by
Flemish Fund, School of Arts & Research Fund University college Ghent
Distribution
distribution@argosarts.org
Cinematography
Sebastien Koeppel
Camera assistant
Léo Léfèvre
Editor
Dieter Diependaele
Sound
Laszlo Umbreit
Technical assistance
Elias Heuninck
Screenplay
An van. Dienderen
Translation by
Itsushi Kawase and Emi Kodama
Japanese voice
Emi Kodama
Japanese interviews
An van. Dienderen
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Old images of Sydney Pollack’s last feature-length film, The Interpreter (2005) filmed at the United Nations, come to mind. In an interview he hinted that this type of building reduced camera locations. A progressive shift from ear to eye, forsaken in a gigantic European building in Brussels, translator Carly Wijs allows herself to be captivated by the temperament of Japanese youths. In this normed context, a passing humanity surfaces.

(Source: Gilles Grand, Fid Marseille)

AWARDS


2013
– Special Prize of the Jury at the International Short Film Competition "Monsieur Guillaume" at FIDOCS Chile

SCREENINGS


2015
– Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), Bloemfontein, South-Africa (ZA)
2014
– 22/12/2013- 09/03/2014, ‘Grenzen/loos’ expo in Emergent Galery Veurne (BE)
2013
– Cinematek Brussels (BE)
– Festival des Films de Femmes, Le Créteil, Paris (FR)
– “The politics and Poetics of Documentary Film”, research symposium Helsinki (FI)
– International Short film Festival Oberhausen (DE)
– KVS, Tok Toc Knock festival Brussel (BE)
– Festival back up, Weimar (DE)
– FIDOCS, Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago (CL)
– FID Marseille (FR)
– Elles tournent, Brussel (BE)
– DMZ Korean international documentary Festival (KP)
– Kasseler docfest (DE)
– International Filmfestival Rotterdam (NL)
– Leiden international Film Festival (NL)