Japanese Panorama

Then, She Closes Another Eye

(“Soshite kanojo wa katame o fusagu”)
- JAPAN / 2001 / Japanese / Color / Video / 57 min

Director, Photography, Editing, Narrator, Producer: Negoro Yu
Music: Zuga Kosaku
Source: Negoro Yu
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E-mail: softvanilla@geocities.co.jp

An examination of the world of dependency and neurosis we know as eating disorders from the inside. The director herself suffers from an eating disorder, and portrays this environment, which includes herself, from that perspective.

[Director’s Statement] I believe that spending time with these women, who were then girls, over a period of three years, let me see the current state of Japan through their eyes. Please try to confirm with your own eyes who the real subjects of the issue are here.


- Negoro Yu

Born in Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture. After graduating from a two-year college, worked for an apparel maker. After changing jobs many times, now works as an editor for film and video. In 1998, made three short documentaries about eating problems: Yurayura, Fake Love Affair, and Empty. Continues to make documentaries dealing with dependency disorders and gender. Has suffered from eating disorders for nearly eight years, since she was 20, but has now mostly recovered.

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