Archive of films Mountain Woman / Yama onna

Japan / USA
2022, 98 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2023


Rin is a young woman growing up during a time of famine. There is so little food that her village cannot afford to welcome any newcomers, including newborn children. Her family is one of the last in the village, and their lives thus depend on remaining obedient to those who control the last kernels of grain. Rin’s only consolation comes from an alliance with the gods of the wilderness looking down on this human suffering. The period film’s impressive wide shots of nature truly bring to life and radiate with supernatural forces, thus intertwining the story’s balladic aspects with its more realistic line.

Vít Kořínek

About the director

Takeshi Fukunaga

Takeshi Fukunaga (1982, Date, Hokkaido). Filmography: The Hole in the Sky (2007, short), K (2009, short), hItec! 2011 (2011, short), Out of My Hand (2015), Ainu Mosir (Ainu moshiri, 2020), Mountain Woman (Yama onna, 2022).


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Takeshi Fukunaga
Screenplay: Takeshi Fukunaga, Ikue Osada
Dir. of Photography: Daniel Satinoff
Music: Alex Zhang Hungtai
Sound: Sung Rok Choi
Editor: Christopher Makoto Yogi
Art Director: Yoko Sagae
Producer: Eric Nyari
Production: Cineric Creative
Coproduction: Booster Project
Cast: Anna Yamada, Masatoshi Nagase, Mirai Moriyama, Ryutaro Ninomiya, Toko Miura
Sales: Cineric Creative


Takeshi Fukunaga

Film Director


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