Manzan Benigaki

Ono Seiko and Aaron Gerow onogerow at
Fri Oct 26 22:27:52 EDT 2001

For those of you in Japan, the documentary Manzan Benigaki will be 
showing with English subtitles at Athenee Francais on November 2 
(Friday).  This record of growing red persimmons in Kaminoyama, Yamagata, 
was begun by the famed director Ogawa Shinsuke in 1984, but had to be 
shelved upon Ogawa's death. The Chinese director Peng Xiaolian, who had 
become quite close to Ogawa in his last years, helped finish the film 
with new footage shot in 1999.  In some ways Ogawa's "Last film", Manzan 
Benigaki was the opening film of this year's Yamagata International 
Documentary Film Festival.

Screening times are 13:30, 16:30, and 19:00.  The film is about 90 
minutes long.

Aaron Gerow
Yokohama National University
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