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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Kuichisan
Original Title Kuichisan
English Title Kuichisan
Director Maiko Endo
Year 2011
Format 35 mm
Colour Color + B&W
Duration 76'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Raizo Ishihara, Eléonore Hendricks, Chizuru Lee
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Maiko Endo
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Sean Price Williams
  • Edición / Editing: Maiko Endo
  • Producción / Producer: Maiko Endo
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Selfish Club Productions
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A ten year old boy goes through the streets of Koza, a town on the island of Okinawa. Although he has almond-shaped eyes instead of round ones, this children’s view kind of evokes the one of Joey in Little Fugitive as he went unnoticed in the crowd; and also Germany Year Zero’s Edmund, sorting through post-war rubble. Okinawa’s cultural mix –an old kingdom turned into a US military base that was historically threatened and today is controlled by Japan –also shows some rubble Maiko Endo reveals in 16mm by following this little Buddhist in his wondering through both urban and wild landscapes– with a fate that is more enigmatic than fatal. Among the colors and the black and white images in different speeds, he goes around carrying toy guns, sipping a milkshake, getting lost among the foreigners, prostitutes, taco-eating soldiers, reptiles, and fireworks that anticipate the summer festivals, in a furious mix of ancestral antiquity and popular culture.

Schedule for this film

12 Apr / 15:00 h
sold out
sold out
13 Apr / 14:30 h
sold out
sold out
20 Apr / 18:45 h
sold out
sold out


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