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Femmes en miroir

Women in the Mirror

(Kagami no onnatachi)

by Yoshida Kiju

Japan, France


Femmes en miroir

Director: Yoshida Kiju

Scriptwriter: Yoshida Kiju

Cinematographer: Nakabori Masao, Takeji Sano

Editor : Yoshida Kiju, Morishita Hiroaki

At Setting: Heya Kyoko

Music: Harada Keiko, Miyata Mayumi

Cast: Okada Mariko, Tanaka Yoshiko, Issiki Sae, Muruta Hideo

Production: Groove Kinema Tokyo, Gendai Eiga-Sha, Root Pictures, Sépia Production

Carlotta Films
9 Passage de la Boule Blanche
75012 Paris
Tel: 0033
Fax: 0033

Year: 2002

35 mm, Colour, 129 min, 
OV Japanese with French subtitles.

Official Competition Cannes Film Festival 2002

Aï, an elderly woman, lives in Tokyo with her grand-daughter Natsuki. One day, she is told that her daughter Masako who had disappeared 24 years before leaving no trace behind her except her new born baby girl, has been found. But Masako has amnesia. The only name that echoes in her memory is Hiroshima. Aï, Masako and Natsuki are going to Hiroshima together, hoping their journey will help them to reconstruct their story. "Kagamino Onnatachi" shot 14 years after "Onimaru", is Kiju Yoshida's 19th film.
In 2001, Vesoul Asian Film Festival has paid a tribute to Kiju Yoshida in his presence. "I think war is a crime conducted by men. The 20th century was supported by the strength of women who did not want war. Without speaking of women it is impossible to portray this 20th century saved from the atomic bomb. It was therefore natural that my story evolves around women." Kiju Yoshida


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