Women in Film 2017 | Breaking Boundaries - A Seminar by Kiki Sugino

Breaking Boundaries - A Seminar by Kiki Sugino
Free admission

Women in Film spotlights the career of filmmaker Kiki Sugino. Hailed as a "muse of Asian indie cinema”, Kiki Sugino traverses boundaries in her career as a director, producer and actor. Her influences span from Japanese veteran Yasujiro Ozu to Éric Rohmer of the French New Wave, she has taken on genres from traditional Japanese folklore (Snow Woman, based on a ghost story) to contemporary realism (the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in Odayaka), and she has worked on international projects involving collaborators from Korea to Malaysia.

In this public seminar, hear from Sugino about her career, starting out with acting, then venturing into producing and now also directing. She will share how she perceives each of these roles, discuss the Japanese film industry and her commitment to co-productions and working beyond many types of borders like nationality, sex, age, colour and religion. Sugino will also discuss her experience as a woman in film and how female filmmakers can thrive in the industry.

Purchase tickets to other Women in Film screenings, including films featuring and directed by Kiki Sugino here.

About Kiki Sugino:
Kiki Sugino boasts a prolific career as an actress, director and producer. She won the Best New Actress Award at the Yokohama Film Festival for Hospitalité (2010). Her directorial debut Kyoto Elegy premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2014, and Snow Woman premiered there in competition in 2016.

About Women in Film

Women in Film features the voices and verve of women in an arena that has been traditionally dominated by men. In celebrating the achievements of women working in the film industry, this edition of the programme highlights the career of Kiki Sugino, a versatile director, producer and actress hailed as a "muse of Asian indie cinema", alongside a selection of groundbreaking feature-length and short films from Europe, the United States and Singapore.

Visit ou website for information about the programme: objectifs.com.sg/womeninfilm2017.
Sat Oct 21, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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