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Origin of Three Masters: DOX
August Without Him
Director_ KOREEDA Hirokazu
Japan 1994 77min HD color feature Documentary
Review

August Without Him is a documentary about Hirata Yukata, who came out of closet as Japan´s first homosexual infected with AIDS.

Koreeda Hirokazu crosses Hiratas fight prejudice against AIDS as an activist, his trip in Spring 1993, his daily life between home and hospital, and August 1994 when he is dead and gone. August Without Him is described as a still-life painting without any movement: still images, such as Hirata´s favorite fruit persimmon, the book he wrote, and the telephone he often used, are utilized as media to make a duet between the existence and the absence. Breaking the unwritten rule of a documentary whose duty is supposed to be an objective record, Koreeda often shows his reflection in frames.

It is known that Hirata´s life influenced Koreeda profoundly. He remained aloof in the face of death, he said, “Death is like an eternal dream. I´m not afraid. I just won´t wake up.” Right before ends Hirata’s life relying on a pulmotor, Koreeda stops recording and turns off the camera. This piece of work served as the ground for After Life, whose motif was the relationship between life and death.

CREDIT
  • DirectorKOREEDA Hirokazu
ProducerSAKAMOTO Yoshie
DIRECTOR
KOREEDA Hirokazu
Born 1962 in Tokyo, Japan. Studied literature at Waseda University and worked with TV Man Union, directing prize winning TV documentaries. In 1995, Maborosi(1995) won the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Osella Prize. His films, Distance(2001), Still Walking(2008) and Like Father, Like Son(2013) deal with social welfare, death and memory problem.
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