WATER CHILDREN

By Aliona VAN DER HORST

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Documentary - Completed 2011


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Festival de Cannes 2012
Doc Corner
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH, JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aliona VAN DER HORST
    • Synopsis
    • Filmmaker Aliona van der Horst follows the trail of the unconventional Dutch-Japanese pianist and artist Tomoko Mukaiyama who made a huge work of art on the theme of womanhood and fertility. She created a cathedral-like space out of twelve thousand white silk dresses in which visitors, as in a ritual, roamed around and fell silent. And where people confessed intimate details about children who were or were not born, about sexuality and life-choices. In a visual and poetic way, the film penetrates into what is probably still one of the greatest of taboos, menstruation, and, as a consequence, touches upon universal themes around life and death.
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