UTA MAKURA (Pillow Poems)

By Vivian Ostrovsky
Edit, Sound Edit: Vivian Ostrovsky, François Sculier

Jet Lag Prod 1995
20′, 16mm, b/w & clr
Screening formats: 16mm – Digital file

In 10th. Century Japan, Sei Shonagon, lady-in-waiting to the Empress, wrote of the goings-on at the Japanese court. Fearing vengeance, she hid these secret notes in her pillow. UTA MAKURA is also a collection of humorous observations on modern-day Japan ranging from waterfalls to shopping malls, from kids in kimonos to fresh makimonos, from ancient wisteria to teen- age hysteria, from homemade noodles to live painted poodles.