Bare Essence of Life
After meeting Machiko, the eccentric young farmer Yojin is hit by love at first sight. Henceforth, Yojin visits her every day to confess his everlasting love for her. That’s quite too much for Machiko, who is still traumatized by the accidental death of her friend. But Yojin’s ingenuous’ attitude towards Machiko causes one outlandish miracle after another…
About the director: Satoko YOKOHAMA, born 1978 in Aomori, studied directing at the Film School of Tokyo. Her graduation film project CHIEMI and KOKKUNPATCHO gained international recognition. With BARE ESSENCE OF LIFE she delivers her long awaited cinema debut.
Filmography: 2005 Chiemi and Kokkunpatcho (Chiemi-chan to kokkunpaccho / NC 06); 2007 German + Rain (German + Ame / NC 07)
Friday, April 16, 5 p.m. Festival Centre