Film Screening Leonie and The Director’s talk
Event Title: Film Screening Leonie and The Director’s Talk
Event URL: Film Screening Leonie and The Director’s Talk
Organizer: The Group of watching Leonie in Osaka / Osaka Gender Equality Foundation
Organizer’s URL: http://www.ogef.jp/
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Venue: Dawn Center (Osaka Prefectural Center for Youth and Gender Equality) Hall
Venue URL: http://www.dawncenter.or.jp/shisetsu/map.html
Contact Information: 06-6910-8624 Osaka Gender Equality Foundation
“Mother, I’m going to take this child to the country called Japan.”
The true life story of Leonie Gilmour, an American woman, who gave birth to a son: Isamu Noguchi, the world renowned sculptor, and lived through quite an eventful life herself.
Crossing the border, and transcending time, this emotional masterpiece reaches the hearts of people around the world.
Overseas distribution version is on screen for the first time in Kansai!
★Official website for Leonie is here.
What acclaimed director Hisako Matsui decided to challenge as her third film was the life story of Leonie Gilmour, the mother of Isamu Noguchi.She had already moved total two million audiences with her former works, Yukie and Oriume which describe the bond of family.
Director Matsui had read the book Masayo Duus’The Life of Isamu Noguchi and impressed very much. Then she spent seven years working through fourteen drafts of the screenplay and making the film.
On this day, we invite Director Matsui to talk about her feelings and messages of Leonie.
10:00 Doors open
10:30 Director Matsui talks
11:10 Screening starts
13:30 Doors open
14:00 Director Matsui talks
14:40 Screening starts
Original Article on the WAN Website (September 4,2013)
Translated and Adapted by T. Muramatsu