Film Maudit 2.0 - 2023

Woman of the Photographs [Shashin no Onna] + Q&A

Expired January 25, 2021 7:45 AM
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A passionate encounter between a beautiful model, whose body is marred by a huge and ugly scar, and a middle-aged photographer, whose retouching skills give her the flawless body she seeks. Torn between the image of herself and her real self, the model falls into confusion, and her lover becomes determined to love her at all costs, even if it means death. 

As *photography* (the artform, and the world it is meant to represent) has gradually shifted its default mode from witnessing to fantasizing, the nature of reality, understanding and connection seems harder to parse than ever. Director Takeshi Kushida’s debut feature film is a potent examination of these murky waters of identity, identification and obsession: Big Ideas and even bigger feelings smuggled through a uniquely intimate, minimalistic (and unexpected) love story, told with a dash of surrealism and body horror.

Takeshi KUSHIDA is a member of Pyramidfilm in Tokyo. WOMAN OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS is his debut feature.

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    90 minutes
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  • Director
    Takeshi Kushida
  • Screenwriter
    Takeshi Kushida
  • Cast
    Hideki Nagai, Itsuki Otaki, Toshiaki Inomata, Toki Koinuma