Berlinale Awards

Eija Niskanen eija.niskanen
Sun Feb 18 17:12:28 EST 2007

I sawe the flm last fall here in Japan, and I thought it had visual
richness and some interesting editing for tieing the scenes together,
but, as much as I admire Momoi as an actress, maybe she shouldn't have
acted herself, as in this film she tends to steal scenes from other


On 2/19/07, Andrew Grant <andrew.grant2 at> wrote:
> I saw this at the Berlinale and was deeply disappointed. Actors rarely make
> for good directors, and Momoi is no exception. Some interesting ideas, some
> clever, quirky moments, but they just failed to add up to a satisfying film.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-KineJapan at
> [mailto:owner-KineJapan at] On Behalf Of Michael E.
> Kerpan
> Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 7:09 PM
> To: KineJapan at
> Subject: Re: Berlinale Awards
> On Sunday 18 February 2007 11:16, Mark Nornes wrote:
> > As far as
> > I can tell, the only award-winner was Momoi Kaori for the Netpac Award:
> >
> > Ichijiku no kao (Faces of a Fig Tree)
> > by Momoi Kaori
> This is the first I've heard about Momoi's film.  I look forward to hearing
> more about what this interesting veteran actress has accomplished as a
> neophyte director.  (and wondering if I will ever actually get a chance to
> see for myself)

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