Akeji, le souffle de la montagne
Akeji, le souffle de la montagne
Corentin Leconte, Mélanie Schaan
France / 2020 / 72' / Documentary / Italian premiere
Akeji, le souffle de la montagne
Corentin Leconte, Mélanie Schaan
France / 2020 / 72' / Documentary / Italian premiere

Nestled amid the giant trees that cover the mountainside, deep in the ever-changing wilderness, is a tiny hermitage—the home of Akeji and Asako. The renowned Japanese painter spends his days walking the forest paths, painting and meditating while his wife collects plants and makes pigments. They live a life of ritual and routine, ebbing and flowing with the seasons until they seem to become one with the land that surrounds them. The harmony starts to crack when Asako is hospitalized—but the elderly couple has always been aware of man’s insignificance before nature. Packed with stunning cinematography, this sensitive, thought-provoking film opens a window unto a new state of consciousness.

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: Italian

Directors

Corentin Leconte

After doing film studies in La Sorbonne, focused on movies linked to art and music. He is author of various documentaries as well as animated films, he directs several recordings of performing arts.

Mélanie Schaan

After studying in SciencePo. Paris, she worked in film production. She is now creative documentaries director and script/music counsellor for recordings of performing arts.

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