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WHEN I BECOME SILENT

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ABOUT THE FILM

Aspiring writer Kyoko and accountant Rie have decided to live together. The gentle soundtrack beautifully depicts the emotions of the lesbian couple. This is the director's first work since returning to Japan from the States. His work has been highly praised at film festivals both in Japan and abroad.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Japan
Activities:
Born in Japan, Yamamoto came to the United States as an exchange student and graduated from the Film Production program at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He was a recipient of the Warner Bros. Film Production Grant for his thesis film, A Glance Apart, which won the Best Fiction Film Award at the New York Expo of Short Film and Video. His second short film, Wisdom Day, premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and his third, At Night, had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and can be seen on the Independent Film Channel. He is currently developing feature projects in the US and Japan.
Screening / Award history:
A GLANCE APART (1998)
New York Expo of Short Film and Video - BEST FICTION
Cinematexas '98 - Special Jury Award
ARTE/ZDF (France/Germany) Television Network sales
CINEFIL IMAGICA (Japan) Cable Television Sales

WISDOM DAY (2001)
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Asian American International Film Festival

AT NIGHT (2004)
Tribeca Film Festival
Asian American International Film Festival
IFC Channel Television Broadcast

7 people voted

skyrainningblue
2011-01-05 08:31:18

I just want to say that it could be awesome if you reupload the Movie. Strangely, I can not watch it ... I didn't watch it yet, that's I want that you reupload...

Thank you :)

Innocence1987
2010-02-20 23:22:51

That's it? Craving for more... LOL
It's a good short movie with brilliant soundtrack.

Neko To Tachi
2009-10-28 09:55:10

Lovely! but short. Want to know more about Kuriko story.

Popo
2008-06-28 00:24:57

Beautiful music. But needed something more dramatic...

gacho
2008-06-26 16:53:01

レズビアンの人の不安とかってこんな感じなのかなって
今イチ、ピンとこなくて共感しにくかった。小説の内容語ってる女優さんの表情は何か好きだと思いました。

Calvin
2008-06-24 11:05:21

Well done. But I'd like to know much more about how does her anxiety relate with Kuriko-san's story. Is it her own story?

Nofil
2008-06-19 18:30:45

Hummmmmmmm.....cannot say anything. So does love end at Lawson Convenience store? Do they get married? In addition what's the story with Kiriko?

sosune
2008-06-18 10:19:38

nicely done. smooth flow throughout the movie and the music is great.

bearcat
2008-06-18 10:08:55

今がうまくいっていても、いつどうなるか分からないとい不安を抱えるのは、男女のカップルでも同姓のカップルでも同じなのですね。主人公の不安がよく伝わってきました。ただ、音楽に比べてセリフが少し聞き取りづらかったです。

tushar
2008-06-17 18:18:36

Excellent Movie