Poetry Film international, director Rain Kencana, poetry Shuntaro Tanikawa
The dancer Ichi Go reveals her ambivalent relationship to tradition in the modern world. She breaks out of a Japanese garment into a dance in an underground passage, accompanied by a poem by the Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanikawa. The film was awarded one of the main prizes at the ZEBRA 2016 Poetry Film Festival, the Goethe Film Prize.
Rain Kencana was born in 1974 in Jakarta, Indonesia and came to Berlin with her mother at the age of 5. She studied digital production at the Film University HFF. Since then she has produced dozens of music videos, but has recently shifted to the invention of stories. Her first feature documentary "Full Of Fire" about dance was released in 2006. Rain Kencana regularly produces poetry films. www.rainkencana.com
Shuntarō Tanikawa (Japanese: 谷川 俊太郎; born 1931 in Tokyo) is a Japanese writer, translator and poet. Tanikawa has published over 60 volumes of poetry (including many bestsellers), written television, radio and film scripts, translated children's stories and performed his works publicly in America and Europe. He has received many Japanese prizes and awards (e.g. the 1982 Yomiuri Literature Prize for A map of my days, Japanese: Hibi no chizu). His works have been translated into 15 different languages, one translation into English (Floating the River in Melancholy) even received the American Book Award in 1989.