August 25th, “Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom” & Daido Moriyama × Shunji Dodo
[Screening and Talk Event]
After the screening of Naomi Kawase’s documentary “Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom” about Kazuo Nishii, we will hold a discussion event between Daido Moriyama and Shunji Dodo.
＊Please note that you will be asked to present your digital ticket upon entering the event. You can do so either via the screen of your smartphone or a print-out of the ticket page.
Date: August 25, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 17:00-19:30 (doors open 16:30)
Venue: CASE Tokyo – IBIS BUILDING B1, Shibuya 2-17-3, Shibuya-ku, 150-0002 Tokyo
Capacity: 30 guests (free seating) ＊sold out
Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom
The final days of Nishii Kazuo, photography critic who was a driving force behind Japan's photography world. Nishii, who only has a few months to live, asks the director Kawase to film him. Shaken, she begins her regular visits to his bedside from the following day. The director talks to him with her video camera rolling as Nishii desperately tries to respond. Nishii himself has a still camera in hand, and clicks the shutter on director Kawase while she films. The exchange between the filmmaker and the film-object weaves a "memory of time shared" that continues to live on.
Directed by: Naomi Kawase
Production: Visual Arts College, Sent Inc., KUMIE
Cast: Kazuo Nishii, Chizuko Nishii