MUKAI Keita / 2015 / digital / color / 59min.
camera, editor & sound recording: MUKAI Keita / cast: Seiya, Yosuke, Tomomi
A courageous, taboo-transcending self-documentary by someone who came from a children’s care facility. While examining the filmmaker’s personal issues, it incisively examines one of the fundamental questions of the formation of a person: are biological parents necessary for a child’s upbringing? The camera focuses a consistently warm gaze on his friends, nature, and his late mother’s hometown, but the words of his real father in response to this gaze, “So why were ‘you’ born?,” pierces our heart.
Born in Tokyo in 1981. Dropped out of the high school attached to Japan Women’s University, graduated the 26th class of Image Forum Institute of the Moving Image. Continues to create moving images and photographic works of “self-portraiture.” Mother of two children.