Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture

Filmstill Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture

Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture

Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture
Rainer Komers
German Competition
Documentary Film
Germany,
Japan
2022
97 minutes
German,
Japanese
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

There’s probably no other citizen of Gelsenkirchen who has ever mastered Nō singing and playing the Shakuhachi flute as authentically as Uwe Walter. He has lived in the mountain village of Miyama north of Kyoto for three decades and emulates the local residents, whether they earn their living on the fields, breeding cattle or hunting. People tend their gardens, repair fences to keep away the macaques and grow their own rice. Uwe has become perfectly Japanese, at one with his environment.

However well-suited his Ruhr area wit makes him as a figure of identification, the camera keeps a respectful distance, more reserved than Uwe himself. Only at one point does it come touchingly close: When he is forced to say goodbye to an essential part of his past in the interest of the village community. But the real subject of this film is not the German with his greyish blonde curls but rather that very community, portrayed by Rainer Komers in bittersweet polyphony. It emerges in the children’s games, the adults’ pursuits and the old people’s tales, in the summer downpours of the rainy season, the white moon over the nocturnal village and the blood-red leaves of autumn.

Christoph Terhechte

Screenings & Tickets DOK Leipzig Logo

20.10.
#414
CineStar 2
Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture
During Checkout you can apply discounts or your accreditation.
20.10.2022
CineStar 2
#414
Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture
During Checkout you can apply discounts or your accreditation.
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21.10.
#5A1
Schauburg
Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture
No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
21.10.2022
Schauburg
#5A1
Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture
No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
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22.10.
#623
CineStar 4
Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture
During Checkout you can apply discounts or your accreditation.
22.10.2022
CineStar 4
#623
Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture
During Checkout you can apply discounts or your accreditation.
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Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Rainer Komers
Rainer Komers
Joachim Kühn
Doris Hepp
Hiroko Inoue
Rainer Komers
Gregor Bartsch
Gregor Bartsch
Uwe Walter
Yuki Morimoto
Uwe Walter
Yuki Morimoto
Michel Klöfkorn
Oscar Stiebitz
Till Beckmann

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Main Contact
Rainer Komers
komersfilm@gmail.com

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Nominated for VER.DI Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness