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Film Screening: Wild Berries

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WILD BERRIES | Director: Miwa Nishikawa

12.00pm

The Akechi family is just an ordinary family, spending simple but peaceful days - kind mother, hardworking father, a daughter with a sense of justice and silly but cheerful grandfather. One day, the roving son returns home after ten years of silence, and that leads to unveil the hidden truth behind Akechi family. Little by little, the family bonds loosen...


Directed by Miwa Nishikawa, 2003, 108 min, English subtitles
© WILD BERRIES Project Team

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"The facade of normality of the Akechi family crumbles during the grandfather’s funeral, when a debt lender exposes the father’s secret: he has been covertly out of work for years and owes large amounts of money to loan sharks. The estranged brother, a con artist, also makes a grand appearance during the ceremony. Brother and sister of the clan will battle for control over the damaged family ties, resurfacing childhood scars in the process. In this enigmatic and electrifying ensemble piece, Miwa Nishikawa scrutinizes how family members deceive each other, through a blend of wry humour and fierce realism."

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Part of the season 'Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers'

A special season dedicated to celebrating the diverse and exceptional work by the new generation of female directors who have emerged from the Japanese archipelago in the last fifteen years.

This programme will offer a glimpse into the distinctive voices of these screenwriter-directors, whose work remains largely undiscovered outside their home country. Each with their particular style, these filmmakers have secured themselves a unique place in the Japanese film industry by occupying a narrative space that is neither mainstream nor fully arthouse, subverting genre boundaries, and rarely adhering to a solely female-centric vision.

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