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

YOKOHAMA MARY

V' 07

YOKOHAMA MARY

Nakamura Takayuki
J, 2005
Documentaries, 92min, OmeU

YOKOHAMA MARY

Nakamura Takayuki
J, 2005
Documentaries, 92min, OmeU

Sound: 
Yutaka Hamada Yutaka
Camera: 
Nakazawa Kensuke
Editor: 
Shirato Kazuhiro
Composer: 
Yaegashi Comoesta
Production: 
Hito-Hito Film 2932 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 204 Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA T 310 264 0818 contact@elevenarts.net
World Sales: 
Eleven Arts, Inc. 2932 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 204 Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA T 310 264 0818 contact@elevenarts.net
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The search for Yokohama Mary, an infamous former prostitute who went missing over a decade ago, becomes a journey through Japan's post-war past. Yokohama Mary was a prostitute in the Japanese port-city during the years following the end of World War II. In the decades since then, she became a Yokohama icon of sorts - an eccentric bag lady in geisha-like face paint - until her disappearance in 1995. Filmmaker Nakamura Takayuki sets out to uncover the story of this mysterious figure. In his attempts to separate fact from mythology and to divulge Yokohama Mary's eventual fate, he sketches a profile of Japan's past as a country struggling to reinvent itself in the desperate post-war years.