Doc/Fest 2019 - Shorts: New/Japan

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This film was last shown on 8 June 2019

A Tiny Place Is Hard to Touch

Dir: Shelly Silver / 2019 / USA / 39 mins

Science fiction and desire collide when an American researcher meets a Japanese translator. Clouds drift beyond the towering high rise blocks; down below, nature suffocates in a Tokyo river. BOOK TICKETS


Dir: Chiemi Shimada / 2019 / Japan / 13 mins

With the warm textures of 16mm colour, the filmmaker paints a sensuous portrait of her grandmother, Chiyo. From her home in the Japanese suburbs, Chiyo shares her dreams and reality. BOOK TICKETS

Mountain Plain Mountain

Dir: Yu Araki, Daniel Jacoby / 2018 / Japan, Peru / 22 mins

Obihiro is the last Ban’ei racecourse – a rare form of horse racing involving heavy sleds. Jockeys ride imaginary races, and mysterious names are reeled off with strange poetry. BOOK TICKETS

The Pearl of Tailorbird

Dir: Rei Hayama / 2019 / Japan / 29 mins

Artist, Rei Hayama decelerates and changes the pitch of birdcalls to sound like a human voice. Translated into Japanese words, they have generated unexpected meanings associated with each bird. BOOK TICKETS

118 mins


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