Reel Asian co-presents Tokyo Waka, an evocative portrait of post-bubble Japan at this year's Planet in Focus. Planet in Focus takes place from November 21 - 24, 2013.
Directors: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelsons
Sunday, November 24, 2:30pm
AGO (317 Dundas St. West)
TOKYO WAKA is as much a carefully etched, lyrical portrait of Tokyo and its denizens as it is a full-fledged rendering of the surprisingly rich life of crows.
A tofu seller, a homeless woman, and a Buddhist priest contemplate mortality, the metabolism of their city, and garbage, while around them crows build nests of stolen hangers, cache food in the parks, and strafe hapless passersby. The film is an evocative encapsulation of post-bubble Tokyo, when people caught in the flux of change seek their own precarious perches in an uncertain future.
Thank you to our Co-Presentation partner: