Japan Auteur Kawase Exploring How Film Ties The Past And Future

Japan auteur Kawase exploring how film ties the past and future

A sense of loss and the fear of death are recurring themes in the movies by Japanese director Naomi Kawase, whose earliest works were hand-held camera shots of the woman who raised her.

The lens would blur then focus on everyday objects--a view from a small window, water dropping from a faucet, a close-up of the woman's wrinkled face, peas picked from a backyard garden.