Being Eriko
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    Being Eriko

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    Denmark, Norway


    73 min

    • Danish


    From Kobe to Copenhagen and from the proper and polished to the wild and free. Opposites come together in the Japanese classical pianist and performance artist Eriko Makimura, who is facing and liberating herself from her past. Japanese Eriko Makimura is very talented on the piano. Her art and performances unite the grotesque, the polished and the delicate. But her perfectionism did not come for free, and Eriko has had to pay a high price. After growing up in a strict and disciplined childhood filled with humiliation and often wishing to be elsewhere, Eriko is finally on the path to find and accept herself – and to reunite herself with her passion for the piano.


    • Nordic: Dox Award - CPH:DOX


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    Henrik Ipsen
    Torkel Gjørv
    Jannik Splidsboel

    Jannik Splidsboel


    Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1964, he studied art and film in Rome where he now lives. He worked on numerous international projects as assistant director and production manager before he began focussing on documentaries in 1999. Alongside his film work he also teaches at international film schools. HOW ARE YOU, his portrait of the Danish-Norwegian artist couple Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, screened in the Berlin IFF Panorama in 2011. His documentary DREAMS FROM THE OUTBACK (2019) was presented at Visions du Réel.His new documentary BEING ERIKO (2020) will premiere at CPH:DOX.

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