<SCREENING* & Talk Session > *with English subtitles
Date :2011 . 11th . Jun (sat)
Place: Cyclo Hatomori Studio ( 1-1 Sendagaya,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo)
Open: 4 p.m. Start: 5 p.m.
Ticket: adv.1,000 yen / door.1,500 yen
* Kazuki Tomokawa will appear on Talk Session after Screening
The artist Kazuki Tomokawa is starkly portrayed in this film as a “shadow” – a determined wanderer through life; a cursing shadow, a bruising shadow, a challenging shadow, and a walking shadow.
Kazuki Tomokawa devoted his 60 years of being to a path of self-deconstruction, to the point where we can now see into his naked soul, which stands before us shouting it’s defiance.
“Spit on a grave” – Dido Moriyama
“Alive and strumming: Underground guru Kazuki Tomokawa reflects on eve of lauded documentary’s release”
– on 10 December , daily yomiuri ( English)
K’s Cinema (Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Loud Sound Film Festival at Yokohama
Thursday, Aug 26 at 08:00PM
Seeing La Faute des Fleurs is like being hit by a Japanese spaceship. After having been told by a fan about an incredible tale, Viincent Moon traveled to Japan to meet a 59-year-old Japanese folk singer and cult figure Kazuki Tomokawa, better known as “the screaming philosopher.” In the film, Tomokawa, who has performed in films by both Nagisa Oshima and Takashi Miike, loses it completely, burning bridges during a wild drinking spree, then reaching for another bottle instead of his guitar. This deeply moving portrait brings to life the flawed Tomokawa, bungled relationships, gambling habit and all.
12th Dec. 2009
La Faute des Fleurs is presented at The International Documentary Musical Film Festival IN-EDIT NESCAFÉ in Chile.
11th Nov. 2009
Vincent Moon wins Sound and Vision Award 2009 at Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH: DOX ) for La Faute des Fleurs.
A very moving film about a true artist! I can’t remember the last time I saw such a beautiful documentary. This is what we said when we presented the award at the show Saturday night: The jury sat in the cinema together. As the film ended, the silence from having experienced something unique and complete, left us for a while with no words. Filed by emotions – nothing to add. Then someone whispered in the dark ‘I think we have a winner’ and the rest of us agreed on the spot.
This is a film that goes beyond musical taste, and right in to the human soul.
The filmmaker leads us with his precise and sensitive camera through a beautiful, poetic and ruthless journey of a man driven to create by his inner demons.
It’s skillfully edited, fluid in structure but still with a narrative voice. It gives the insight to an inspiring artist, and the man behind the art. And respectfully reveals the pains and consequences for living as an outsider to the norms of society.
17th Nov. 2009, Kenneth Nguyen