dir. Kimi Takesue | documentary, 2016, USA | 85 min.
95 and 6 to Go
The director’s grandfather, who has recently lost his wife, is a descendent of Japanese immigrants to Hawaii who, despite his 95 years of age, has not said his last word yet. When his granddaughter shows him her feature film script, the grandpa turns out to be an insightful reader and creative advisor. The text evokes his personal memories from the time of his youth. The conversations about a fictitious story reveal a so far unknown portrait of the family member.

Kimi Takesue

Award-winning film director and recipient of numerous scholarships, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship. Her documentaries have been presented both at prestigious museums and numerous international film festivals, such as Sundance, Locarno, Rotterdam, SXSW, Los Angeles, Mar del Plata, CPH:DOX and DocLisboa, winning many awards. At present, she works as a professor at the Department of Art, Culture and Media at Rutgers University in Newark.