MIWA, A JAPANESE ICON

By Pascal-Alex VINCENT

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Documentary - Completed 2009

MIWA, A JAPANESE ICON is a colorful, aware, musical, serious and comic journey through a still little-known period in Japanese history.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, JAPAN
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pascal-Alex VINCENT
    • Synopsis
    • AKIHIRO MIWA was one of Japan’s most beloved celebrities of the 60’s and the 70’s when the country’s Studio System began its decline.
      His films and songs fire the imagination; he is the last vestige of those glamorous days. On top of that, MIWA-SAN was a man posing as a woman, and his audience knew it. From his hit Meke Meke to his work with HAYAO MIYAZAKI, this documentary will look back at one’s of Japan’s pop culture idols.
      MIWA-SAN’s renown cut across all of post-war Japan: he appeared in film, music, television, theater and literature. MIWA-SAN: A JAPANESE ICON will tell the story of a country in the midst of revolutionary change through the eyes of this singular, one-of-a-kind artist.
      Using a combination of archival footage, MIWA-SAN’s own first-hand accounts, and his films and songs, the documentary will try to capture this particular perfume of the 60’s and 70’s in Japan. It will chronicle a fertile period of change, but also a tumult, through the incisive, offbeat views of a Japanese original who has borne witness to half-century of Japanese history.
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