Judit Kawaguchi

Others: Cinematographer Radovan Tadic

Judit Kawaguchi had the pleasure of working with Croatian-French cinematographer, Radovan Tadic, on his documentary shot in Japan. I highly recommend that you see it if you have a chance! Everything by genius moviemaker Radovan Tadic is worth seeing!

Here’s the summary of the film:

Ten Easy Pieces:

Following the teachings of Roland Barthes this documentary tries to confront Eastern (Japanese) with Western culture and its set of values. In doing so, it uncovers sometimes familiar, other times disturbing links between various topics such as food and trains, tennis and espionage, psychoanalysis and S&M, vampires and young girls, myths and dreams, monsters and Vladimir Ilich Lenin.

Message from Judit:

Radovan Tadic is a fantastic Croatian-French cinematographer. He has brilliant screenplays in the works and he is a hardworking, super talented artist who –as most artists!!!—has difficulty finding sponsors.
If you or your organization would love to support a great artist: he is your man! Please contact me and I connect you two. Thank you and hope to hear from you!
xoxox
Judit

Radovan Tadic filming the homeless in Tokyo. Pic by Judit Kawaguchi

Radovan Tadic filming the homeless in Tokyo. Pic by Judit Kawaguchi

More about the film:

For Archipel 33 TV documentary “Ten Easy Pieces” also “A la recherche du future anterieur” (English title: ‘Future in the Past’) directed by Radovan Tadic,
Radovan and Judit Kawaguchi conducted interviews in Japanese and English with:
Professor Okonogi Keigo, the “Father of Japanese Psychoanalysis,” and professor at Keio and Tokyo International Universities
Nouvelle Kaiseki Ryori Chef Kenichiro Ooe (Park Hyatt Tokyo)
Doctor Tamaki Saito and his hikikomori patients (young people who refuse to leave their homes/rooms for years on end)
Teppanyaki Chef Murata Fujio at the Garden Restaurant in the Hotel New Otani (food prepared by the table on a large teppan by a masterchef –what does it all mean?)
Homeless in Shinjuku Park, how they live and where they come from
Shinkansen Designers, Mr. Tezeni Masamichi and Mr. Tetsuo Fukuda
Inochi No Denwa founder, Professor Yukio Saito (IND is Japan’s first and largest free telephone counseling line)
Osaka’s Bunraku puppet theater’s master puppet makers and puppeteers and their fantastic puppets

Filmmaker Radovan Tadic w his assistant Judit Kawaguchi interviewing the homeless in Tokyo

Filmmaker Radovan Tadic w his assistant Judit Kawaguchi interviewing the homeless in Tokyo
Radovan Tadic filming bunraku puppeteers in Osaka. Pic by Judit Kawaguchi

Radovan Tadic filming bunraku puppeteers in Osaka. Pic by Judit Kawaguchi
Japanese shinkansen designer Tezeni Masamichi & filmmaker Radovan Tadic

Japanese shinkansen designer Tezeni Masamichi & filmmaker Radovan Tadic
Radovan Tadic filming chef Murata Fujio at the New Otani Hotel Tokyo. Pic by Judit Kawaguchi

Radovan Tadic filming chef Murata Fujio at the New Otani Hotel Tokyo. Pic by Judit Kawaguchi

Ten Easy Pieces atarchipel :

Following the teachings of Roland Barthes this documentary tries to confront Eastern (Japanese) with Western culture and its set of values. In doing so, it uncovers sometimes familiar, other times disturbing links between various topics such as food and trains, tennis and espionage, psychoanalysis and S&M, vampires and young girls, myths and dreams, monsters and Vladimir Ilich Lenin.

Documentary of 83mn – Year of production: 2004
A coproduction Archipel33, Arte France with participation from Centre National de la Cinématographie and support from Procirep

direction Radovan Tadic
directors’s assistants Judit Kawaguchi and Thomas Schmidt

This Quote

Nothing is easy about filmmaking, especially finding sponsors! — Radovan Tadic