North American premiere
Camera Lucida

Born Pisces (Uoza Doushi)

Directed by Yoko Yamanaka



Yoko Yamanaka


Saho Ito, Shinsuke Kato, Maharu Nemoto, Ryo Togawa, Kinuo Yamada


Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO)

Japan 2020 30 mins OV Japanese Subtitles : English

10-year-old Midori lives with her mother, while her father is far away. She senses her mother’s frustration and loneliness but struggles to make sense of it. Meanwhile, the young Futa is also without his father, his mother a devoutly religious person going around the neighbourhood giving out pamphlets. Following the festival favourite AMIKO and a segment in 21ST CENTURY GIRL (both screened at Fantasia), Yoko Yamakana returns with a lush and subtly foreboding coming-of-age film, shot on warm 35mm film and delicately structured around two children’s flirtation with death and dejection. – Ariel Esteban Cayer