• 7 Sep. Wed. 10:00 Will Hall
  • Drama
  • Japan / 2016 / 72 min.
  • Director: Kaori Momoi
  • Cast: Kaori Momoi
  • Distribution: KATSU-do
  • Selected for the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, the 20th Hong Kong International Film Festival, the 8th Okinawa International Movie Festival and the 17th Jeonju International Film Festival

International multi-talented artist, Kaori Momoi’s second film “Hee”, which is based on elements of a story by Fuminori Nakamura, portrays a damned life of a woman.
      The Japanese psychiatrist Dr. Sanada works at a clinic in Los Angeles. One day while shopping with his family, he encounters a woman whom he once treated, named Azusa. Her words reverberate in his mind, and he envisions questioning her at the clinic. Soon after the episode, Dr. Sanada gets the chance, but under very different circumstances. Azusa’s shocking story goes beyond anything he imagined. Azusa lost both parents in a fire as a child, was bullied at school, and later married a man who became unfaithful. After getting divorced, Azusa started working as a prostitute in the United States to support her debt-filled existence. As Dr. Sanada listens further, he begins to see himself mirrored in the various men whom Azusa recalls, being drawn deeper into her world. Azusa’s revelations escalate, pushing the story toward an unexpected conclusion.

The making of “Hee”

Hee and She

  • Japan / 2015 / 49 min.
  • Distribution: KATSU-do
  • Selected for the Kyoto International Film and Art Festival