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서울국제여성영화제

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ARCHIVE

4th(2002)



Blessed / Blessed - Shukufuku

Toshiko Takashi

  • Japan
  • 2001
  • 78min
  • Beta
  • color

After 30 years, Toshiko visits the apartment she lived in as a child and captures two elderly women, in their 70s, on her camera. Toshiko carries memories of the two women who have been occupying the apartment built of wood. Back then, they seemed to be like lovers, one of them always dressed as a man. Thirty years later, Toshiko shares the questions she had in the past but could never ask, through her camera. Toshiko leaves the apartment vowing to visit them again, but when she returns after three years the women are not there anymore.
 Toshiko’s lover, Sakura, is a strip dancer at a night club. The only wish that Sakura has is to become one with Toshiko. Sakura takes off on a trip to the home of the two elderly women where she suspects Toshiko has disappeared. Will the reunion with the two elderly women become the answer to Sakura’s wish? (Jung Soowan)
 

Director

  • Toshiko TakashiToshiko Takashi

    Born in Osaka, 1952, Toshiko Takashi worked as assistant director for Fukuda Katsuhiko’s Higashi-Kurume, a Living Town in 1990. She was the founder and director of the Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival until 1993. She has been active as a film and music critic for magazines. In 1998, she made two short documentaries, Ode I and Oishi Aprtments, Nishi-Tengachaya after working as a cinematographer on independent films. Blessed is her first feature film.

Credit

  • ProducerAsako Fujioka
  • Screenwriter Akiyo Takahashi
  • Cinematography Toshiko Takashi
  • Editor Toshiko Takashi
  • Sound Toshiko Takashi