Norie (Luxembourg,Japan)
5 13 April 2019

Norie

Norie

  • Yuki Kawamura

Synopsis

Yuki lost his mother after a long illness, when his sister  and him were still children. For loved ones, she is now only a distant voice, a foreign face on photos, a ghost who visits them in their dreams, an increasingly blurred memory. Munemitsu, his father, has done all he could to fill this unfathomable emptiness, even forgetting. But to no avail, given that Norie is still there, like a latent and sprawling presence, entwining the invisible bonds of the family. But who really was Norie ? To answer this question, the director Yuki asks his father to accompany him to the annual festival of the dead, to retrace the portrait of this woman—who one day—was his mother, as well as the mad love that his father carries for her. Throughout this epiphanic journey, Yuki and Munemitsu discover each other. They are no longer just father and son, but two men facing the pain of loss. The director builds, with extreme delicacy, a film on the complexity of family relationships, on transmission, on love. A poetic journey through the sprits that continue to live in the memory of others. 
 
Elena López Riera
Length: 80'
Country: Luxembourg, Japan
Year: 2019
Language(s): Japanese
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2019

Production

Gilles Chanial  (Les Films Fauves)
Yuki Kawamura

Sales Contact

Gilles Chanial
LES FILMS FAUVES
gilles.chanial@gmail.com
Tel. +33644248531

Screenings

Language(s):  Japanese
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Monday 8 April
  • 16:00
Grande Salle

Followed by a discussion

  • Tuesday 9 April
  • 12:00
  • Saturday 13 April
  • 10:45
Colombière

Highlight – section Compétition Internationale Longs Métrages