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10th(2008)



Viva, Women Directors!

YAMAZAKI Hiroko

  • Japan
  • 2007
  • 87min
  • Digi-beta
  • color
  • Documentary


Viva, Women Directors! was produced by the Tokyo International Women’s Film Festival(TIWFF) to commemorate its 20th anniversary. The TIWFF, which has screened about 220 films from 38 countries over the last 20 years, have not a grand scale but may well be proud of its profound and longest history among women’s film festivals in Asia. This documentary deals with the issues of women’s cinema with the interviews of women directors whom The TIWFF has invited so far. It is composed of 13 sections, each of which has the related subtitle of the issue that it deals with. They range from Society and War, Marriage, Children, a Women’s Perspective which raise women’s awareness in general to Thoughts on Being a Woman Director, Fund Raising, and Production which specifically deals with the matter of filmmaking itself. It would be a great chance for the audience to see and hear the vivid voice of 12 women directors from Africa, Asia, and Europe like Agnieszka Holland, Isabel Coixet, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Byun Young-joo, Yim Soon-rye and Yi Un-hee while they talk about cinema, women and themselves in this documentary. (KIM Sunah)
 

Director

  • YAMAZAKI HirokoYAMAZAKI Hiroko

    Born in Osaka, Japan in 1951, she graduated in German Literature from Kansai University. After learning about women directors in German cinema in 70’s, she began to think about making films. She worked for an advertising company after graduation. Finally she went to the USA and studied at the Film Department of Columbia University in New York and the UCLA film school. In 1991, she returned to Japan and made Our Seven Days War 2 (1991). She was the first woman to serve on the executive committee of the Directors Guild of Japan and was one of the organizers of the “Women’s New Year Society in Film”. Her other films include Dusk (1983), A Caminho de Parto Humanizado (2000), In the Villages of Tarahumara (2001).

Credit

  • ProducerTAKANO Etsuko, OHTAKE Yoko
  • Screenwriter YAMAZAKI Hiroko
  • Cinematography YAMAZAKI Hiroko
  • Art director OHSHITA Eiko
  • Editor OHASHI Tomiyo
  • Music YOSHIOKA Shigemi