VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

TARACHIME

V' 06

TARACHIME

BIRTH/MOTHER

Kawase Naomi
J/F, 2006
Documentaries, 43min, OmeU

TARACHIME

Kawase Naomi
J/F, 2006
Documentaries, 43min, OmeU

Camera: 
Kawase Naomi
Editor: 
Kawase Naomi
Takefuji Kayo
Composer: 
Kawase Naomi
Production: 
Kumie Inc. & Sent 1026-2, Horen-cho, Nara-shi Nara 630 8113, Japan T 742 27 2216 noirmam@sepia.ocn.ne.jp
World Sales: 
Kumie Inc. 2-14-2, Shitaya, Taito-ku Tokyo 1100004, Japan T 09055 25 4428 noirmam@sepia.ocn.ne.jp
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Color

On April 24, 2004, Kawase Naomi had a son, Mitsuki. Following Japanese tradition, she gave birth on a tatami mat, assisted by a midwife and surrounded by all her family. As soon as the umbilical cord was cut, she tools up her camera and films every day her child and her ninety-year-old grandmother. With this highly emotionally affecting «docu-diary» the filmmaker continues to reflect on the world around her, her origins and the future. Although she initially wanted to describe only the life she carried within her for nine months, Kawase Naomi eventually extended the scope of her film to include Mitsuki's interaction with those around him. By deliberately breaking with any notion of linear temporarily, she creates, with gentleness but also with harshness and violence, a pendulum like movement between moments, past and present feelings.