Written and Directed by Takeshi KUSHIDA WOMAN OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS

Written and Directed by
Takeshi KUSHIDA

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SYNOPSIS

A misogynic photographer discovers
for the first time in his lifethe joys of loving a woman,
this one confused about her
self-identity and self-esteem,
by helping her in her perceptions of herself
with his retouching skills.

89min / 2020 / Japan / Narrative Fiction

CAST

  • Hideki NAGAI

    Hideki NAGAI

    Hideki NAGAI mainly performs on
    Theater-play and he is enrolled in a
    theater company SEINENDAN.
    He is also active on overseas.
    He has worked as Artist-in-esidence in
    France and Korea.
    With a short film "Voice" (directed by
    Takeshi Kushida) he was awarded:
    BEST ACTOR
    9th Eko International Film Festival
    BEST MALE ACTOR
    11th Malta Short Film Festival

  • Itsuki OTAKI

    Itsuki OTAKI

    Itsuki Otaki has been a professional ballet
    dancer in Barcelona, Milan and NY.
    After returning to Japan, she started working
    as an actress.
    She plays a leading role in the
    theater company Kita-ku AKT STAGE.
    List of Stage Appearances:
    "Identity V STAGE"
    "Sengoku TAP musical TAKEDA"
    "The Second is a Christian"
    Filmography:
    "Naked Director" "7 Detectives".

  • Toshiaki INOMATA

    Toshiaki INOMATA

    Toshiaki INOMATA was born in Fukuoka.
    He works on stages, TV and films.
    List of Stage Appearances:
    "The Fourth Attack on the Ueno Zoo"
    "Te" "Aru Onna" "Fufu"
    TV Appearances:
    "Your Home is MY BUSINESS"
    "Yutori desuga nanika"
    Filmography:
    "Sawako Decides" "The Kirishima Thing"
    "Blue Hour"

  • Toki KOINUMA

    Toki KOINUMA

    Toki KOINUMA was born in Hokkaido.
    She made a first stage appearance with
    NYLON100℃ "Bifuteki to bousou".
    Her film debut was "Nippon no Kuroi Natsu".
    She was a regular member of
    Engeki Kikaku Shudan 66.
    She was awarded BEST ACTRESS in
    10th Guardian Garden Theater Festival.
    Filmography:
    "Bento Harassment" "Dance with me"
    "A Girl Missing"

Takaaki KIKUCHI/
Keiko KATSUKURA/
Ryo TSUCHIDA

STAFF

Written and Directed by

Takeshi KUSHIDA

Filmography
VOICE (2017) Jury’s Stellar Award (Grand Prize)
- Black Maria Film Festival
THE EARTH WAS BLUISH (2015) GRAND PRIX
- United For Peace Film Festival
I AM A CAMERA (2013) JURY PRIZE
- GR Movie Festival
REINCARNATION (2008) JURY RECOMMENDED WORK
- Japan Media Art Festival
Hide and Seek (2005) GOLD PRIZE
- Bilbao International Short and
Documentary Film Festival
KANNNON (2004) SPECIAL MENTION
- WRO Media Art Biennale
FLOW (2003) FIRST PRIZE
- Rencontres Audiovisuelles

Producer

Shin NISHIMURA Yousuke SATO

Director of Photography

Yu OISHI/

Lighting Director

Takuma SAEKI

First Assistant Director

Tomoko TAKAHASHI/

Production Design

Shunsuke OKUTANI

Styling

Masae SAKURAI/

Special Makeup

Yoshihiro NISHIMURA

Casting

Tatsuya NAKANO/

Editor

Atsushi Gaudi YAMAMOTO

Sound Design

Masahiro YUI/

Music

Hitoshi FUSHIMI Shigehiko SAITO

SCREENING

Grand Jury Best Narrative Feature Award
– 20th deadCenter Film Festival

Best Feature Film
– 16th Reel HeART
International Film Festival

Best Cinematography
- 11th New York City
Independent Film Festival

Bronze Remi Award
- 53rd Worldfest Houston

15th Osaka Asian Film Festival
– Indie Forum

6th Greenwich International Film Festival

16th Houston Asian American
Pacific Islander Film Festival

3rd Kadoma International Film Festival

29th Arizona International Film Festival

39th New Jersey International Film Festival

10th Blue Whiskey Film Festival

20th Nickel Independent Film Festival

3rd NOT Film Fest

10th CINEFANTASY

20th Nevada City Film Festival

8th Ariano International Film Festival

5th Monmouth Film Festival

26th San Antonio Film Festival

PYRAMID FILM INC.
15th
Osaka Asian Film Festival
Indie Forum
Official Selection
20th
deadCenter Film Festival
Grand Jury
Best Narrative Feature
16th
Reel HeART
International Film Festival
Best Feature Film
11th
New York City
Independent Film Festival
Best Cinematography
53th
Worldfest Houston
Bronze Remi Award
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