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Ako

1965 28 min
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This short film from 1965 paints a portrait of Ako, a 16-year-old girl who is trying to live in freedom while escaping the traditions of her country. Ako works at a bakery where others like her manipulate masses of dough while engaging in conversation and laughing. Filmed in a disjointed style, the images and dialogue are reminiscent of a dream.

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Ako

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This short film from 1965 paints a portrait of Ako, a 16-year-old girl who is trying to live in freedom while escaping the traditions of her country. Ako works at a bakery where others like her manipulate masses of dough while engaging in conversation and laughing. Filmed in a disjointed style, the images and dialogue are reminiscent of a dream.
  • director
    Hiroshi Teshigahara
  • producer
    Shigeru Wakatsuki
  • associate producer
    André Belleau
    Victor Jobin
  • script
    Kobo Abo
  • cinematography
    Yasuhiro Ishimoto
  • cast
    Niki Irie

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