When a retired architect and former body builder is struck by a rare brain disease that affects his movements and cognitive functions, his world is turned upside-down. This documentary-fiction hybrid is a study of character and movement based on director Daisuke Kosugi’s father, with butoh dancer Toru Iwashita transforming his daily routine and rehabilitation exercises into a physical performance piece. A cross between cinema and video art, A FALSE WEIGHT offers new perspectives on aging and losing control of one’s body.
Festival Guest (Q&A): Daisuke Kosugi (director)
Daisuke Kosugi (Norway/Japan) A FALSE WEIGHT is Kosugi’s first feature documentary.