BIFF 2020
Norwegian documentary - Competition
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A False Weight

Norge / Frankrike / Japan/ 2019/ 50 min.
LANGUAGE:
japansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Toru Iwashita / Tadashi, Kayoko Kosugi / Junko
DIRECTOR:
Daisuke Kosugi
WRITER:
Daisuke Kosugi
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Shinya Aoyama
PRODUCER:
Daisuke Kosugi
An unforgettable hybrid film about brain disease, butoh dance and losing control of one’s body

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)

This film can be streamed on BIFF+ 12–31 October 2020.

AVAILABLE ON BIFF+

Daisuke Kosugi

Daisuke Kosugi (Norway/Japan) A FALSE WEIGHT is Kosugi’s first feature documentary.

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