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Inspired by nineteenth-century manually coloured photographs, the film tells the tragic love story of the photographer Felice Beato, who in 1895 A.D. travels back to Japan to look for his lost love.
Tragic love story about the photographer and explorer Felice Beato who travelled back to Japan in 1895 to seek his former wife O-Kiku. On the way he describes in a nostalgic letter to his brother how much he yearns for his lost love O-Kiku and how impotent he feels in an ancient Japan subject to rapid change. The journey takes him to Nagasaki and Moji, Onomichi, Mount Fuji, Yokohama and Tokyo. Places he once visited with his beloved and where he now no longer understands the people. Felice...Felice... is inspired by hand-coloured nineteenth century photos taken by e.g. Felice Beato, Sjimooka Renjo and Baron von Stilfried. In this film, shot entirely in a studio, the photos depict Felice's journey. Awarded the Golden Calf for Best Feature film in 1998.


Production Design
Set geluid
Production company
Ariel Film Produkties
Pieter van Huystee Film & TV
TV company

Title: Felice... Felice...
Year: 1998
Duration : 1 hour, 40 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2005

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Lange Speelfilm (1998)
Suzanne van Voorst
Beste Lange Speelfilm (1998)
Pieter van Huijstee
Beste Acteur (1998)
Johan Leysen

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Regie (1998)
Peter Delpeut

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