IKEHATA Kieko / digital / color / 13min. / 2017
The main role is played by old family photographs. Illuminated by the beam of a flashlight like the objects of a treasure hunt, these pictures that are displayed pinned to a tatami mat present a strange scene. Encouraged to solve the mystery by the enigmatic developments surrounding a date that has been lost, we cannot follow this path to the “truth.” A work in which both the monologue and visuals make use of the immense power of poetry to deliver a message.
Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1983. Graduated from the Nihon University College of Art Film Course. Now a temporary employee at a university after having directed documentary TV programs. Member of Tokyo Eizo Brig. In recent years has been creating films in collaboration with her mother utilizing home movies the latter shot over a period of more than thirty years.