Ascent

Fiona Tan Feature film - 2016 - 80 min.
All ages

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In the countless photographs - from family snapshots to military propaganda - constituting this cinematographic experiment, the revered Japanese volcano Mount Fuji keeps reappearing as a silent sentinel. Meanwhile, the soundtrack unfolds a fictional story about an English woman and her deceased Japanese lover who once scaled the mountain. Memories set off a flood of associations that gradually broadens the horizon. From touchingly personal to historical and philosophical, with reflections on the meaning we give to the world.

Credits

Director(s) Fiona Tan
Script Fiona Tan
Producer(s) Fiona Tan
Production Company
Executive Producer
Editing
Sound Design
Music
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Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands, Japan