This is the first of four podcast episodes recorded for the Shinsedai Cinema Festival which happened on July 22nd – 25th. Specific details about the festival can be found in the remaining three special episodes and at the Shinsedai official website.
In this episode, we shine the spotlight on Momoko Ando, a new, young, and talented director from Japan. In 2009, she completed her debut feature length film “Kakera: A Piece of Our Life” which has since received many accolades and been the darling of the festival circuit. The film has since been released on DVD in the UK on Third Window Films.
In the first half of this episode, I sit down with Marc Saint-Cyr of the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow and we discuss and review the film. In the second half, we interview Momoko herself about her film, being a female director in Japan, and her next film project.
Directly download this episode here.