New Jersey Film Festival

Woman of the Photographs

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The New Jersey Film Festival is funded and sponsored in part by The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center; The Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies/School of Arts and Sciences; Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; Jungle Software; The Rutgers University Writer’s House; Johnson & Johnson; New Jersey Stage; and many others!

A misogynic photographer discovers for the first time in his life the joys of loving a woman, this one confused about her self-identity and self-esteem, by helping her in her perceptions of herself with his retouching skills. One day, middle-aged photographer and retouching artist Kai encounters Kyoko, a beautiful woman and model with a huge and ugly scar on her body. She asks Kai if he can erase the scar in her photographs of herself and create a perfect and flawless body by his retouching skills. Kyoko is fascinated by her new perfect looks in her photographs. At the same time, she is hesitant to show the world and her fans her ideal figures as in her photographs or to show her real self, scars and all. She is torn between the two selves and falls into confusion. Kai feels that only he can salvage Kyoko from her anguishes, and he is determined to love her at all costs, even if it means death to him.

Woman of the Photographs is a film that depicts the fascination and the passion in this encounter between two people awakening for the first time, to love and empathy. Director Intro: https://youtu.be/bwsoFDRHKn8

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    89 minutes
  • Language
    Japanese
  • Country
    Japan
  • Director
    Takeshi Kushida
  • Screenwriter
    Takeshi Kushida
  • Producer
    Shin Nishimura, Yousuke Sato
  • Filmmaker
    Takeshi Kushida
  • Cast
    Hideki Nagai, Itsuki Otaki, Toshiaki Inomata, Toki Koinuma,
  • Cinematographer
    Yu Oishi
  • Editor
    Atsushi Gaudi Yamamoto
  • Production Design
    Shunsuke Okutani
  • Sound Design
    Masahiro Yui