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Genpin
Official Selection
GENPIN
Naomi Kawase - GENPIN
Naomi Kawase
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
GENPIN
Foto: Montse Castillo
GENPIN
Foto: Montse Castillo
GENPIN
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
GENPIN
Foto: Montse Castillo
GENPIN
Foto: Montse Castillo
GENPIN
Foto: Montse Castillo
GENPIN
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
GENPIN
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
GENPIN
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
GENPIN
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
FIPRESCI Grand Prix
Foto: Gorka Estrada
Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki
Foto: Montse Castillo
Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki
Foto: Montse Castillo
Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki
Foto: Montse Castillo
Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki
Foto: Montse Castillo
Foto: Montse Castillo
Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki
Foto: Montse Castillo
Kyota Mitsuki, Naomi Kawase
Foto: Montse Castillo
Kyota Mitsuki, Naomi Kawase
Foto: Montse Castillo
Naomi Kawase
Foto: Montse Castillo
Naomi Kawase
Foto: Montse Castillo
Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
Naomi Kawase
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
Naomi Kawase
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
Naomi Kawase
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
Naomi Kawase
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
Naomi Kawase
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
Mikel Olaciregui, Naomi Kawase
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
Naomi Kawase
Foto: Montse Castillo
Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
Naomi Kawase, Jan Lumholdt
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
Naomi Kawase, Jan Lumholdt
Foto: Gorka Estrada
Naomi Kawase, Jan Lumholdt
Foto: Gorka Estrada
Kyota Mitsuki, Naomi Kawase
Foto: Montse Castillo
Press Conference ''Genpin''
Press Conference ''Genpin''
Press Conference ''Genpin'' (es)
49m. 46s.
Press Conference ''Genpin'' (es)
Naomi Kawase (Director)
(es)
Press Conference ''Genpin''
Press Conference ''Genpin''
Press Conference ''Genpin'' (eu)
50m. 1s.
Press Conference ''Genpin'' (eu)
Naomi Kawase (Director)
(eu)
Press Conference ''Genpin''
Press Conference ''Genpin''
Press Conference ''Genpin'' (in)
49m. 46s.
Press Conference ''Genpin'' (in)
Naomi Kawase (Director)
(in)
Photocall ''Genpin''
Photocall ''Genpin''
Photocall ''Genpin'' (es)
1m. 15s.
Photocall ''Genpin'' (es)
(es)
The day of ''Genpin''
The day of ''Genpin''
The day of ''Genpin'' (es)
5m. 6s.
The day of ''Genpin'' (es)
(es)
Naomi Kawase (Director)
49m. 46s. Castellano
Naomi Kawase (Director)
50m. 1s. Euskara
Naomi Kawase (Director)
49m. 46s. English

The title, Genpin, overlays the words of the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, "The valley spirit never dies / It is named the mysterious woman (genpin)." In the film, the obstetrician Yoshimura Tadashi reflects on the relationship between childbirth and death, and observes, more as a human being than a doctor, that to deny death is to deny life. Life born into this world, life that ends at the moment of birth, life that ends before birth. Lives do not cease as a solitary life, but are carried on by the species, and continue. Through the flux of the Japanese seasons, Naomi Kawase entered the circle of the women giving birth at the Yoshimura Clinic and the world of Dr. Yoshimura, who has spent 40 years on the path of natural childbirth, and wove the footage she shot with her own 16mm camera into this film.
BIOGRAPHY
Nara (Japan), 1969. In 1997, she became the youngest ever winner of the Caméra d?Or at Cannes with Moe no suzaku and in 2000, at Locarno, received the FIPRESCI and CICAE awards for Hotaru. Her documentary, Kya ka ra ba a / Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth (2001) will be screened as part of the ?.doc - New Paths of Non-Fiction? retrospective at San Sebastian Festival 2010.
CAST & CREW
Director
Naomi Kawase
Screenplay
Naomi Kawase
Photography
Naomi Kawase
Edition
Yusuke Kaneko
Music
Pascals, Rocket Matsu Soinua / Sound / Sonido Nobuyuki Kikuchi
Cast
Tadashi Yoshimura
Running Time
92 m.
Country
Japan
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