|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (22)|
|Asian Spectrum: Camera Is My Heart! (3)||Polemics: To love hot or to live hard (6)|
|A Life In Front of the Camera: Actress in Re/Action, KAGAWA Kyoko (8)||Queer Rainbow: Allure & Lust over Phobia (11)|
|Open Cinema (4)||Asian Short Film and Video Competition (26)|
|Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)||Multicultural Media Academy: Herstories and Visions (12)|
|Special Screening: The Murmuring - Resolving History While Still Breathing (3)||Special Screening: Barrier Free Screening, Promise for 10 Years (2)|
Synopsis Program Note
Kyoko is the daughter of a successful writer, Hirayama Heishiro. She turns down each one of her suitors, until she marries a beginning writer named Ryokichi. Their unhappy marrige made Kyoko\'s life painful and Heishiro worried.
NARUSE Mikio’s 1958 film Anzukko depicts a bizarre coexistence of two different worlds. This film brings to light the director’s cold
side to the fullest by portraying dramatic events as simple as possible and eradicating overflowing emotions.
Indeed, it is entirely possible to be moved by the way Kyoko, the wife who is agitated by her husband, is comforted by her benign
father. However, the film’s essence lies in the unnerving sense of irritation that results from merging two irreconcilable – the
depressing world ruled over by her husband and the warm-hearted (or seemingly so) world looked after by her father.
In the end, Kyoko’s everyday life is placed in a dubious space between the insults thrown at her by her husband and her father’s
lecture on the wisdom of life. She could find neither peace nor chaos there. Vacillating back and forth between these two worlds,
Kyoko gradually becomes exhausted. This film is even devoid of the catharsis of tears permitted to NARUSE Mikio’s heroines
sometimes. What expression then do we observe on Kyoko’s face in the final scene of the film? [KIM Bo-nyun]
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