Around the World When You Were My Age

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    Around the World When You Were My Age

    A volta ao mundo quando tinhas 30 anos

    Directed by

    Portugal

    2018

    110 min

    • Japanese

    Documentary

    The first thing you notice is the framing, with rounded corners and frayed edges. Evoking different eras, not quite as high-definition as today. More homely. This suits the trip back in time director Aya Koretzky takes with her father, Jiro. In 1970, aged 30, he left Yokohama for a year-long, round-the-world trip taking in the Soviet Union, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the United States. Koretzky reconstructs the journey using old photographs, journal entries and memories. Gradually it becomes clear how the trip shaped her father, much more than you might expect when you see him calmly gardening today. Barcelona’s architecture, poverty in Morocco, Tunisia’s chaos, the United States’ freedom: and much more that he saw, that impressed him and drastically shook up his take on the world

    Awards

    • Winner Bright Future Competition - IFF Rotterdam

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Aya Koretzky
    Jiro Koretzky
    Cinematography
    Aya Koretzky
    Editing
    Tomás Baltazar
    Production
    CRIM PRODUCTIONS

    Press

    Aya Koretzky

    Aya Koretzky

    Portugal

    Aya Koretzky (1983, Japan) is based in Lisbon, Portugal. She was educated in Fine Art and received a masters degree in film. She has worked on several fiction films and documentaries as co-director, cinematographer and editor. The documentary AROUND THE WORLD WHEN YOU WERE MY AGE (2018), her first feature documentary, was selected in Rotterdam.