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SPEECHLESS IN JAPAN

SPEECHLESS IN JAPAN

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: documentary
Running Time: 23''20'
Year of production: 2016

LOG LINE

An edgy, intimate documentary that follows a cross-dressing outcast in Tokyo on his search for a real identity.

SYNOPSIS

A young female director travels solo to Tokyo, where she accidentally meets an extravagant character, 63-year old Yamada-San, who dresses like a woman and who was never accepted into society. The two of them only communicate through the camera and arbitrary translations of strangers, who overcome the fear towards Yamada-San this way, beginning a chain of changes.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Ya Man Studio
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Yamada-san
Weronika Mliczewska

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Weronika Mliczewska
Screenwriter: Weronika Mliczewska
Producer: Ya Man Studio, Weronika Mliczewska
Executive Producer Tomasz Dławichowski, Filip Tomann
Creative Producer Derrick Ogrodny
Director of Photography: Weronika Mliczewska
Editing: Krzysztof Wozniak
Sound & Sound Editing: Rytmika, Monika Dagiel, Jakub Jerszyński, Jarosław Smak
Music Composer: Wojciech Tukan

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: documentary Sub-genre: Language: English Country of origin: Poland Year of production: 2016 Total running time: 23''20' Shooting format: full HD Color type: color Aspect ratio: 16:9 Sound format: stereo

AWARDS

Winner:
Pune IFF Winner Best Documentary Short Film
Best SHorts Competition Aard of Recognition
Short to the Point Best Documentary September 2016

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Selections:
Indie Street Film Festival 2016
39th Asian American IFF 2016
Moving Picture Festival 2016
Wolves IIF Awards
3th FICAE 2017
Docu TIFF 2017
Free Net World 2017

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Weronika Mliczewska is a director, writer of non-fiction books and public speaker. With a University degree in Anthropology and filmmaking background in the UK, Poland and USA, combined with vast travel experience, Mliczewska's natural habitat is storytelling in remote areas, often in challenging physical conditions, where fresh perspectives can be shed on the essence of the human condition.