Tsuma Musume Haha

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    Tsuma Musume Haha

    Directed by

    • Alain Della Negra, Kaori Kinoshita

    France

    2019

    31 min

    • Japanese

    Documentary

    How are Japanese men coping since women disappeared? A fictional premise tacitly undergirds Alain Della Negra and Kaori Kinoshita’s several-year-long documenting of modern-day love relationships. If such a disconcerting speculation exists, it is because several phenomena are there to substantiate it. First, of course, the sincere love that humans give – everywhere in the world but very markedly in Japan – to human representations: inanimate objects (love dolls, dakimakura), virtual avatars (digital popstars, video game characters) or body costumes (cosplay, kigurumi, zentai). Then there is also a diffuse concern about the future: where can desire find a sound anchor in a Japan struck by natural disasters, its economic and social structures shaken, haunted by the decline or even disappearance of its population? Caustic yet comic, extravagant but never ironic, the film of Kinoshita and Della Negra invents a new documentary form, a joyful counterbalance created out of all the fictions able to repopulate a disquieting and vibrant reality.

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    Cinematography
    Ryuichi Shimokawa
     Alain Della Negra
    Kaori Kinoshita
    Editing
    Frédéric Piet
    Alain Della Negra
    Kaori Kinoshita
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    Alain Della Negra

    Alain Della Negra

    France

    Alain Della Negra was born in France in 1975 and had studied at the Beaux Arts in Strasbourg. He often collaborates with Kaori Kinoshita. Their latest film, TSUMA MUSUME HAHA (2019) played at Cinéma du Réel.

    Kaori Kinoshita

    Kaori Kinoshita

    Japan

    Kaori Kinoshita was born in Tokyo in 1970, where she studied sculpture. She came to France in 1997 to study art video at the Beaux-Arts in Dijon, before entering Le Fresnoy Contemporary Art Studio. Since, she's often collaborated with Alain Della Negra. Their latest film, TSUMA MUSUME HAHA (2019) premiered ar Cinéma du Réel.