V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

MANZAN BENIGAKI

V' 02

MANZAN BENIGAKI

RED PERSIMMONS

Shinsuke Ogawa, Peng Xiaolian
J, 2001
Documentaries, 90min, OmdU

MANZAN BENIGAKI

Shinsuke Ogawa, Peng Xiaolian
J, 2001
Documentaries, 90min, OmdU

Sound: 
Nobuyuki Kikuchi
Shinpei Kikuchi
Camera: 
Masaki Tamura (1984); Jong Lin (2001)
Editor: 
Peng Xiaolian
Composer: 
Daiko Jomon
Production: 
The Kaminoyama Delicacy Benigaki Documentary Film Production (nicht mehr existent)/ Planet Bibliothèque de Cinéma
World Sales: 
Planet Bibliothèque de Cinéma 203 Kansai-chuo Bldg. Bekkan, 15-2 Doyama-cho, Kita-ku Osaka, Japan T 6 6364 2165 planet1@m11.alpha-net.ne.jp
Format: 
16 mm
Color

How did a Beijing-born, NYU-educated filmmaker who grew up with family accounts of Japanese wartime atrocities, become heir to the dream project of Japans father of social documentary? The answer lies in a fruit which, when ripened, sets the mountains on fire. Ogawas protégé since 1990, Peng Xiaolian was asked by his widow to complete his film on the Kaminoyama persimmon with footage compiled over 16 years. Just as Ogawas magnum opus, Magino Village A Tale, reveals the universe in a grain of rice, Red Persimmons traces the dawn of modernism in Japans orchards.

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