terça-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2016

Novo curta da Miu Miu 'Seed'

Ontem, 16, aconteceu a estreia do décimo primeiro curta do Miu Miu Women’s Tales, “Seed” dirigido por Naomi Kawase e protagonizado pela atriz Sakura Ando, durante o NYFW, no EN Japanese Brasserie, em Nova York.   

A girl journeys from Nara’s nature and wildlife to Tokyo’s throng of crowds and congestion. Along the way, she encounters a young boy, who gifts her an apple, which in turn is later gifted into dancing chiffon fabric by a homeless man. Throughout the transformations, the girl moves like a tree swaying in the wind. She expresses a spirit that secretly runs through these different living things and places.

SEED is the 11th commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales, the acclaimed short-film series by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century. SEED is directed by the multiple Cannes award-winning Japanese director Naomi Kawase.

Naomi Kawase’s many documentaries and feature films - such as An (2015), Still the Water (2014), The Mourning Forest (2007) and Suzaku (1997) - blend nature and tradition, the personal and the poetic. She has described filmmaking as a creative way of confronting missing history and the changeability of the world.

About SEED’s lead character, played by Sakura Ando, Kawase says, ‘She’s more like a fairy. A mysterious creature.’ The story shifts our perception. ‘What if we see things upside down?’ It’s also a sentimental portrait of Asian femininity, which Kawase typifies as, ‘primitive, primal and erotic at the same time.’

The film’s soundtrack is by the Japanese band Sakanaction, renowned for their diverse forms of expression that defy any specific musical genre.

Filmmaker based in Nara, Japan

Born and raised in Nara, KAWASE graduated from Visual Arts Osaka in 1989. Her films, ‘Embracing’ and ‘KATATSUMORI’ received international recognitions and awards at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in 1995. With her first feature, SUZAKU (1997), she became the youngest filmmaker to receive the Camera d’Or at the Festival de Cannes with her. At the Fesitival de Cannes, she has also won the Grand Prix with The Mourning Forest /MOGARI (2007), the Carrosse d'Or in 2009, and also served as one of the jurors for the competition in 2013. In 2015, KAWASE was bestowed with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Minister of Culture.

Aside from being a filmmaker, she is the founder and Executive Director for the Nara International Film Festival. The latest film AN become huge hit in Japan and around the world.