2004-12-09 | 36th Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai Screenings

The Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai holds regular screenings (every other month) of films including those screened at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, as part of its mission to provide greater opportunities to see the best in documentary film.

36th Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai Screenings

January 22 (Sat) 19:00   [Venue] Sakata Shimin Kaikan, Kibo Hall (small hall)
January 23 (Sun) 14:00   [Venue] Tsuruoka Kyodonoie Kopia 2F (small hall)

Dir: Herz Frank
LATVIA / 2002 / Russian, Hebrew / Color, B&W / Video / 105 min

An autobiographical work from Herz Frank. Images guide us through the countries in which he worked, interspersed with fragments from his earlier films: births, autopsies, circumcisions, prisoners awaiting execution and other shocking themes. These culminate in scenes from the director’s own heart surgery. The earnestness with which he continues to confront “life” and “death,” using himself as the subject, vividly brings traces of his seventy-five-year journey to the surface.

General 1,000 yen, Students (High School and younger) 500 yen
Members free
(General membership fee: 3,000 yen for a year
Student membership fee: 1,500 yen for a year)
[In cooperation with]
YIDFF Organizing Committee
[Presented by]
Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai
phone, fax: 0234-22-7771 (Ogata)
Shonai Documentary Eiga Tomonokai Office Located inside picture book and tea shop “Last Leaf” (Ogata)