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Filmmaker Naoko Ogigami in conversation

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La Médiathèque (Institut Français)

17 Queensberry Place

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Naoko Ogigami is an award-winning director and scriptwriter, and is considered one of the most commercially successful female filmmakers in Japan. An auteur with a huge domestic following, Ogigami writes and directs all her films with a renowned calming cinematic approach and her films feature recurring themes of culture clashes and characters thrown into unusual circumstances, epitomised in her hit dramas Kamome Diner (2006) and Glasses (2007). Outside of Japan, Ogigami’s work has also been recognised by many international film festivals and her debut feature, Yoshino’s Barber Shop (2004) was a winner at Berlin International Film Festival, inspiring many triumphant returns to the festival since.

In celebration of the UK premiere of her latest feature Close-Knit at the BFI London Film Festival, the Japan Foundation has invited Ogigami to reflect on her unique cinematic style and career to date. Having worked on a number of productions both in Japan and the United States, Ogigami will discuss how her experience of diaspora influenced her approach to filmmaking and the current climate for female filmmakers both in Japan and overseas. Ogigami will be joined in conversation by curator and writer Jasper Sharp.


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Close-Knit (2017) will screen as part of the BFI London Film Festival 2017, supported by the Japan Foundation. The film will be shown following the event at Ciné Lumière, Institut Français on Saturday 14 October 2017 at 6.00pm and again at Rich Mix Cinema on Sunday, 15 October 2017 at 1.00pm, with Ogigami attending both screenings. To purchase tickets for either screening, please visit the BFI London Film Festival website.


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