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Keiko (VOSTF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
May 2nd, 2021
Admission
G
Duration
117 min
Cycle
Claude Gagnon, A singular view

A filmmaker who is utterly unique in Quebec’s cinematic history. Starting in the 1970s, he expressed his singular perspective by travelling to Japan to direct Keiko, the story of an arranged marriage in parallel with a gay love story. He has built a coherent filmography, bringing fully realized directorial skills to explorations of marginal and complex situations, exposing social issues seldom seen in our films, including Indigenous issues (Visage pale, 1985) and the lives of people with disabilities (Kenny, 1987). Discover the work of a filmmaker who is still working, and in tune with our time.

Keiko
De nos collections
Directed by
Claude Gagnon
Language
VOSTF
Actors
Junko Wakashiba, Akiko Kitamura, Takuma Ikeuchi
Origins
Japan
Year
1978
Duration
117 min
Genre
Drama
Rating
G
Format
35 mm
Synopsis

Pierre, a retired professor, ends up making a short, unsettling trip around Okinawa with Junko, a 40-year-old runaway wife. The confused intellectual would rather not get involved with this unlikely and unexpected lover but decides to follow his destiny, wherever it (or she) may take him.

This film print comes from our collections.

Keiko

Trailer in VO. The movie will be presented with french subtitles.

Claude Gagnon

Claude Gagnon (born 1949 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and producer, who frequently works in both Canada and Japan. His most noted films include Keiko (1979), Kenny *(1988), *The Pianist (1991), Kamataki (2005) and Karakara (2012). He won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award in 1979 for Keiko. (Wikipedia)

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★★★★ - Insightful drama about women’s status in Japan in the ‘70s.
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Claude Gagnon lived in the 1970s in Japan, where he won the 'New-Director-Award' from the Directors Guild of Japan for his feature film Keiko.
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