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A poetic trip into Japan and a world that the elusive author of best-sellers, Haruki Murakami, has painted for his readers. Largely structured around Murakami’s enigmatic absence, the film dramatises Murakami’s impact on his readers and takes the camera into the hinterland to determine what is “Murakamian” in the Japanese landscape. The resulting film has a beautiful sense of form and poetic structure.
Yan Ting Yuen made her director’s debut in 2001 with ‘Chin.Ind.:Life behind the serving hatch’ which was nominated for the National Dutch Film Award. Her second film, ‘Yang Ban Xi, the 8 model works’ was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2005 and was awarded Prix du Meilleur Essai at the Montreal International Festival of films on art 2007.
Screenings & Awards:
- 2007 CPH: DOX International Documentary Film Festival
- 2007 Copenhagen International Documentary Festival
- 2008 Doku Arts
- 2009 Singapore Indie Doc Fest (Opening Film)