Tanaka's Diary

Poland, Germany2021documentary22'National Competition

What was to be a coveted tour of a Japanese group around Europe had a tragic end. The 1979 events are remembered by a couple who went on their honeymoon at that time. Their story is illustrated by authentic footage recorded by Japanese tourists and a private journal, which is read out off-screen, full of euphoria and puzzlement with regard to foreign cultures. Who was its author and what did this journey become for him?

directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Filip JacobsonQ&A guest

Documentary film director He is a graduate of the Gdynia Film School, Film Studies at the University of Łódź as well as the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He has participated in the exchange programme with EICTV in Cuba, film workshops of the Berlinale Talent Campus EsoDoc, the Goshort Talent Campus and Poland Doc. He takes part in documentary and social projects, workshops for children and youth in Turkey, Romania and Poland. In his films, he is looking for different forms of expression ranging from cinéma vérité through personal documentaries to mocumentaries.

cinematography
Kanashimi Tanaka
script
Filip Jacobson
protagonists
Shingo Shimada, Akiko Hitomi, Yusuke Yamasaki.
music
Adam Brzozowski
sound
Dora Tomic
editing
Nele Jeromin
production
Karolina Galuba, Małgorzata Małysa (Furia Film), Filip Jacobson
Photo
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