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MEMORY AND DESIRE

The lifeless body of a young Japanese man is hauled from the New Zealand surf. Sayo, his distraught wife, has to be restrained as lifesavers strive vainly to resuscitate him.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2003 18:04 IST
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MEMORY AND DESIRE
New Zealand, 1998
Director: Niki Caro

The lifeless body of a young Japanese man is hauled from the New Zealand surf. Sayo, his distraught wife, has to be restrained as lifesavers strive vainly to resuscitate him.

Minutes earlier, she and Keiji were making love with an intensity they would not have believed possible. They had travelled to New Zealand to marry, away from the disapproving mother of Keiji.

A journey where they began to navigate the uncharted waters of their sexual relationship. After Keiji’s death, Sayo returns to Tokyo to accompany his body. Determined to mourn with the family of her late husband, she moves to Keiji’s mother’s home, but is rejected….

Screenplay:
Niki Caro (based on a story by Peter Wells)

Cinematography:
Dion Beebe

Editing:
Margot Francis

Music:
Peter Scholes

Principal cast:
Yuri Kinugawa, Eugene Nomura, Yoko Narahashi

Production: Goldwyn Films / 35mm / colour / 89 mins.

Director:
Writer and director Niki Caro is well known in New Zealand for the films she has shot for television. Her short film Sure the Rise was selected for Cannes in 1994. Since then, she has directed another short feature, Footage, presented at Venice in 1996. Her latest film is Whale Rider (2002).