Screening of "Eternally Yours" by Astushi Ogata, August 3, Tokyo
Jonathan M Hall
Fri Jul 28 06:52:07 EDT 2006
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Screening of 'Eternally Yours,' August 3, Tokyo
From: Joachim Bergstrom _j at BRGSTRM.COM_ (mailto:j at BRGSTRM.COM)
Film: Eternally Yours by Atsushi Ogata
Embassy of Sweden <http://www.sweden.or.jp/> , Tokyo, August 3, 18.30
Please join us at the Embassy of Sweden for a special screening of
Yours, a short film by Atsushi Ogata. The film will be shown on August
18.30 and 20.30. Doors open for the first screening at 18.00. Details
the film below. A ?Question and Answer? session with the
will also be held. First come, first served.
?Eternally Yours (Furochoju)?, a new short film by Atsushi Ogata,
video-artist and scriptwriter-director-actor, will be screened for 50
summer at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006 in Niigata, Japan.
Ogata, internationally known for his award winning meditative videos
installations, and working primarily in Europe, has this time, written,
directed, and produced a short new comedy, in collaboration with well
film & TV actor Tooru Masuoka, Michie Ikeda of Theater Group En, also
for her roles in Mako Idemitsu?s feminist art videos, and Yuichi
renowned Director of Photography of such feature films as ?Water Boys?.
The story takes place in the Japanese countryside of Niigata, where
an elderly lady lives alone. She becomes delighted when a man comes to
her house to deliver a golden package. She mistakes him for her
friend, even though he?s a con-artist selling fake pills? The ensuing
wit between the two characters also plays upon social prejudice and
preconceptions about senior citizens.?This film was inspired by recent
the Niigata Tokamachi region, the host of the Art Triennial, where,
devastating earthquake and heavy snow storms, some con-men showed up
volunteer helpers, and tried to deceive senior citizens.
Shot in the latest High-Definition format and subtitled in English, ?
Eternally Yours (Furochoju)? will be played each day, throughout the
day, at the
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006 from July 23rd through September
details: www.echigo-tsumari.jp (03-3476-4360)
Atsushi Ogata is a video artist and a writer-director-actor. His
been presented at the Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, the Stedelijk Museum
Amsterdam, MOMA New York Rockefeller Center
Digital Video-Wall, the Venice Biennale ?93 ?Xenographia?, ICC Tokyo,
have won prizes at international festivals including Locarno
Osnabrueck, and Oberhausen (Germany).
Joachim Bergstrom <http://www.joachimbergstrom.com/>
Embassy of Sweden, TOKYO
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