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In Focus: Naomi Kawase: Embracing + Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth + Q&A

Sun 8 September @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

- £8

In these two deeply personal films, Naomi Kawase reflects on her relationship with her father, absent throughout her childhood. Embracing (1992) revolves around Naomi’s search for her father despite her adoptive mother’s discouragement and her own doubts about what she might find. Combining nostalgic home movies and handheld Super 8mm footage of nature, Kawase weaves together an achingly beautiful search for identity and the true meaning of family. Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth (2001) chronicles Naomi’s reaction to her father’s death a decade later, drawing lifelong connections between her original search, her childhood with her adoptive parents and her unfulfilled longing for a relationship with her birth parents.

Presented in partnership with Japan Foundation

Followed by a Q&A with director Naomi Kawase, hosted by Julian Ross, a programmer at Locarno Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Details

Date:
Sun 8 September
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
£8
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://opencitylondon.com/events/naomi-kawase-embracing-sky-wind-fire-water-earth/

Other

Certificate
None
Accessibility
Screening is subtitled (in English), Screening offers concessionary prices

Venue

Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent St, Marylebone
London, W1B 2UW United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
020 7911 5050
Website:
https://www.regentstreetcinema.com

Details

Date:
Sun 8 September
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
£8
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://opencitylondon.com/events/naomi-kawase-embracing-sky-wind-fire-water-earth/

Other

Certificate
None
Accessibility
Screening is subtitled (in English), Screening offers concessionary prices

Venue

Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent St, Marylebone
London, W1B 2UW United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
020 7911 5050
Website:
https://www.regentstreetcinema.com