DOCU/SHORT

A Friendship in Tow/Toe / Até a pró/cima!

Year
2017
Country
Portugal
Duration
10’08’’’
Director
Atsushi Kuwayama

This film is about a friendship growing out of walking together (in toe), while neither understanding nor leading each other well (in tow). It is set on one of the long stairways in the hilly town of Lisbon, where Dona Maria, a Portuguese lady, frequently walks up the stairs with a tall guy from somewhere in Asia. She tells her stories about her past and present. They share expressions and laughter to resonate with each other, more than they do knowledge or information to identify and grasp each other. Because of the language barrier, their conversation often gets derailed, pointless and lost, arriving nowhere, but along the way, they become who they weren’t before. Capturing the specific space of encounter, the film blurs the clear distinction between ability and disability, and questions the way we can be together with others.

CREW
Director: Atsushi Kuwayama
Producer: Atsushi Kuwayama
Operator: Anna Schlenker
Editor: Atsushi Kuwayama
Sound: Benjamin Hameury
Production and Sales
DocNomads
Director
Atsushi Kuwayama

Born in Fukuoka, Japan, Atsushi Kuwayama gained a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in anthropology. Working in Kyrgyzstan through an international cooperation agency, he published a Kyrgyz-Japanese Dictionary 1.0 online. After returning home, he worked as an assistant producer for several documentaries. He is currently finishing his master’s degree in documentary filmmaking within DocNomads, an Erasmus Mundus program. His first short film Olivia, (Portugal, 2015) co-directed by Anna Schlenker, was selected for the 56th Cartagena International Film Festival and other international film festivals.

Filmography

Olivia (2015), A Friendship in Tow/Toe (2017)

Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Saturday
23 March 2019
14:40
Hall «ANSHLAG»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Sunday
24 March 2019
17:30
Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Main prize in the international DOCU/SHORT competition and special mention
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Friday
29 March 2019
13:50
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
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March 2020
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