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Genpin
Naomi Kawase

  • Synopsis
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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.
Naomi Kawase
Naomi Kawase
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.
 Director:
Naomi Kawase
 Screenplay:
Naomi Kawase
 Production:
Yuko Naito
KUMIE INC.
2-14-2-3Fl., Shitaya, Taito-ku
Tokyo 1100004
Tel/Fax +81 3 5042 4610
noirmam@sepia.ocn.ne.jp
 Photography:
Naomi Kawase
 Edition:
Yusuke Kaneko
 Music:
Pascals, Rocket Matsu Soinua / Sound / Sonido Nobuyuki Kikuchi
 Cast:
Tadashi Yoshimura
 Running Time:
92 m.
 Director:
Naomi Kawase Naomi Kawase
 Script:
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:
Japón
 Year:
FIPRESCI AWARD. GENPIN, Naomi Kawase (Japan)
 
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Director: Naomi Kawase

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Naomi Kawase - GENPIN

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Naomi Kawase

Japanese director presents her latest film Genpin at the Festival's Official Selection

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Director Naomi Kawase during the photocall

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Naomi Kawase presents her documentary in the Festival's Official Selection

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Director of the Japanese documentary waves to the public

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In the film, the obstetrician Yoshimura Tadashi reflects on the relationship between childbirth and death

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The director's son has joined the photographers to portray his mother in the press conference

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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 Film Festival

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Director Naomi Kawase signing the San Sebastian Festival's guestbook

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The title, Genpin, overlays the words of the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, "The valley spirit never dies / It is named the mysterious woman (genpin)."

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Director Naomi Kawase posing in front of the 58th San sebastian Film Festival's poster

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Japanese director Naomi Kawase first-time participant in the San Sebastian Festival

FIPRESCI Grand Prix

FIPRESCI Grand Prix

Director Naomi Kawase receiving the Award from the FIPRESCI's Vicepresident for her film "Genpin"

Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

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Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

Kyota Mitsuki, Naomi Kawase

Kyota Mitsuki, Naomi Kawase

Kyota Mitsuki, Naomi Kawase

Kyota Mitsuki, Naomi Kawase

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Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

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Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

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Mikel Olaciregui, Naomi Kawase

Mikel Olaciregui, Naomi Kawase

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Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

Naomi Kawase, Kyota Mitsuki

Naomi Kawase, Jan Lumholdt

Naomi Kawase, Jan Lumholdt

Naomi Kawase, Jan Lumholdt

Naomi Kawase, Jan Lumholdt

Naomi Kawase, Jan Lumholdt

Naomi Kawase, Jan Lumholdt

Kyota Mitsuki, Naomi Kawase

Kyota Mitsuki, Naomi Kawase


Videos | Audios "Genpin"

Video | Audios"Genpin"

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