DOK LEIPZIG 30 OCTOBER – 5 NOVEMBER 2017
60TH INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Moriyama-San


Moriyama-San




CATALOGUE TEXT
“Time flows slowly in Moriyama-San’s house. I stayed 7 days.” All because of Otomo Yoshihide, the Japanese noise musician about whom Ila Bêka and Mr. Moriyama happened to strike up a conversation one hot August day in Tokyo. An almost providential encounter, since one of them films architecture while the other lives in a house designed by Ryue Nishizawa, a member of the SANAA office. A small, minimalist residential area whose box-like homes are connected by a kind of grove. The idea: a village surrounded by forest in the middle of Tokyo.

Bêka and his co-director Lemoine watch Moriyama-San shave in the morning, listen to music and read, they show windows being opened and take part in a barbecue. And at some point the most beautiful woman Moriyama-San knows enters the scene. This is a film about an enigmatic Japanese man who wears only white T-shirts and speaks next to no English. And an Italian man who wordlessly recognises his new friend.

Carolin Weidner

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Credits
Original Title: Moriyama-San
Country: France
Year: 2017
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 63 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
Producer: Filippo Clericuzio
Cinematographer: Ila Bêka
Editor: Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
Sound: Walter Fuji, Lo Studio
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The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2017 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.