Queer East Festival 2024
17 — 28 April
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Queer East - 17 to 28 April 2024
Grand Bouquet
Japan, 2018

Artists' Moving Image, Focus Japan,
Directed by
Nao Yoshigai
Running time
15 min mins

Grand Bouquet is a beautiful surrealist work about a helpless woman who confronts a black object with a power greater than hers. The object shoots her questions, which the woman has to answer, but she cannot speak out loud. Instead of speaking, she begins to throw up beautiful, colourful flowers. Nao Yoshigai’s film screened all around the world, was selected in the 2019 Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, and won various awards at festivals internationally.

Director Bio

Nao Yoshigai is a Japanese filmmaker, dancer and choreographer. Her work choreographs image and sound, allowing the viewer to focus on physical senses and phenomena that are unique to living things.

Additional info

This screening is organised in partnership with the Japan Foundation, with support from Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa Foundation and Japan Society.

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