Kawase Naomi, one of the very first Tiger Award candidates, has built up a reputation for making very personal diary films. In this film she surpasses herself in every respect. For instance she films the birth of her own son, after which filming her own grandmother naked in the bath is almost matter-of-fact. Of course a film with such pictures is about birth and death, the passing of time and how you can give it some meaning as a person - and in this case primarily as a mother.

Original title
Tarachime
Filmmaker
Kawase Naomi
Country
Japan, France
Year
2006
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Length
43’
Language
Japanese
Producer
Kawase Naomi
Production Company
Kumie Inc., ARTE France
Sales
Kumie Inc.
Cinematography
Kawase Naomi
Editor
Takefuji Kayo, Kawase Naomi
Sound Design
Kawase Naomi
Cast
Kawase Naomi