|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (28)|
|Asian Spectrum: The Coming of Age in Asian Women Filmmaking (16)||Polemics: The Constellation of the Violence against Women (12)|
|Actress, Muse with a Movie Camera (7)||Queer Rainbow: Queer×Feminism (10)|
|Open Cinema (5)||Special Screening: Technology and Gender – Virtual Present, Actual Future (2)|
|NAWFF AWARD 2012 (1)||Asian Short Film & Video Competition (18)|
|Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)||Multicultural Media Academy: Talk! Talk! Wings Grow (5)|
|Special Screening: Barrier Free Screening / Promise for 10 Years (3)|
Synopsis Program Note
There is an apple farming family who lives at the foot of Mt. Iwaki. A few days before Rinko’s 15th birthday, Tamao (the father), brought a “horse with a ribbon” as a birthday present. Tamao’s customary selfish behavior adds up to the already heavy burdened Mayumi. A long time after Rinko ran away from home, she came back begging for money.
Following the introduction of YOKOHAMA Satoko’s short films at the same section last year, this year she presents her latest film featuring her original energetic female character, strong images, and narrative development that exceeds the audience’s expectations. In terms of delivering a message of regeneration, the film could be categorized as a so-called post 3.11 film, but it differentiates itself by attempting to find a different methodology in which people are neither united through a natural disaster nor loaded with hope. In other words, this film emphasizes individuality that is distinguished by locality, gender, generation, and language, but, in order to escape from the trap of egocentric introversion, it doesn’t block off such relationships that could be seen as restraints or bonds. [LEE Yum
YOKOHAMA SatokoYOKOHAMA Satoko
Born in Aomori, Japan in 1978. Her graduation film Chiemi and Kokkunpacho received the Best Prize from CO2. With the grant from CO2, she directed her first feature film German+Rain(2006), which won CO2 Cineast Osaka Mayor’s Award and the New Directors Award from the Directors Guild of Japan. Her directorial commercial debut film was Bare Essence of Life (2009), which is selected as one of the 10 best films of the year by the magazine Kinama Junbo. Her latest work, A Girl in the Apple Farm(2013) is projected by Hirosaki City, Japan.