Faces of a Fig Tree

From AsianWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Facesoffigtreeposter.jpg

Contents

User Rating

Current user rating: 100/100 (2 votes)

 You need to enable JavaScript to vote


Profile

  • Movie: Faces of a Fig Tree
  • Romaji: Ichijiku no kao
  • Japanese: 無花果の顔
  • Director: Kaori Momoi
  • Writer: Kaori Momoi
  • Producer:
  • Cinematographer
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Runtime: 94 min.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

The Kadowaki family lives in a traditional wooden house with a fig tree in the garden. Mr. Kadowaki is a simple, rough-mannered construction worker and Mrs. Kadowaki is a devoted housewife, despite her suspicions about other women in her husband’s life. One day, while working in an abandoned construction site, Kadowaki San spies a surprisingly sexy sprite. Shortly after, he collapses and dies. The widow, who goes to live with her daughter, a journalist with her own peculiarities, finds work in a restaurant. When she and the boss become a couple, they move back to the house with the fig tree. The once barren tree becomes an active participant in the story…

The Kadowaki family lives in a traditional Japanese wooden house with a fig tree in the yard. The atmosphere is rough, but warm-hearted. The father sets off for Tokyo to take a secretive night job at a construction site. This sows mistrust in the family. Barely after having returned, Oto dies from a sudden brain hemorrhage. Mother Maasa loses her emotional balance, daughter Yume discovers her adoption papers; their world starts to unravel.

Notes

Stories of dysfunctional families are a field open to comedy, eccentricity and surrealism, as is well proven by actress Momoi Kaori's directorial debut. A traditional Japanese house, a tree as the silent observer of life’s passing, and the inevitable conclusion that despite being relatives, the characters in this family unit do not understand each other. The aesthetic decisions taken by the director are as unconventional as the family she depicts: actors who address the spectator in big close-ups, animated interludes with foul-mouthed ants and unorthodox usage of camera angle, make this movie a highly interesting and original pic. Kimura Takeo, art director on many of Seijun Suzuki’s films (Princess Raccoon, BAFF 2006), is responsible for the extravagant set design.

Cast

Image Gallery

Festivals

  • 11th Pusan International Film Festival
  • 57th Berlin International Film Festival

OST

  • 01. .How Your Trees Will Grow -いちじくの唄- (Duet Version)
  • 02. Round & Around
  • 03. Sunshine Days
  • 04. Blue Room
  • 05. How Your Trees Will Grow -いちじくの唄- (Static Revenger Mix)
  • 06. Mother Tree
  • 07. Fig Tree
  • 08. Smoke
  • 09. Otosa
  • 10. How Your Trees Will Grow -いちじくの唄- (English Version)
  • 11. Ant Walk
  • 12. Okasa
  • 13. Slippery Slope
  • 14. Picture Box
  • 15. How Your Trees Will Grow -いちじくの唄- (Japanese Version)
  • 16. EuroPan

External Links



Comments



Leave a Comment

Latest News Latest Trailers
* Satomi Ishihara & Nao Matsushita cast in Fuji TV drama "Dear Sister"
* Kyoko Fukada & Shinobu Terajima cast in TBS drama "Onna wa Sore o Yurusanai"
* Park Chan-Wook to direct new film "Lady"
* Hong Jong-Hyeon & Jin Se-Yeon cast in movie "Police Family"
* Kim Ju-Hyeok cast in movie "House Full of Happiness"
* Kyoko Hasegawa & Asuka Kudo cast in Fuji TV drama SP "Tiffany Drama Special"
* Natsuki Kato cast in movie "Tsunagaru"
* Ryosuke Yamada, Maika Yamamoto cast in live-action film "Assassination Classroom"
* Matsu, Sayaka Yamaguchi & Masahiko Nishimura cast in NTV drama "Binta!"
* tvN to make drama series "Liar Game"
* Ju Ji-Hoon & Kim Kang-Woo cast in movie "Treacherous Retainer"
* Emi Takei & Gou Ayano cast in Fuji TV drama "The Perfect Insider"
* Sol Kyung-Gu & Yeo Jin-Goo cast in movie "Western Front 1953"
* Ryoko Yonekura cast in season 3 of TV Asahi drama "Doctor-X"
* Yukie Nakama & Ryuta Sato cast in TBS drama "Sakura"
* Sadao Abe cast in live-action film "Parasyte Part 1"
* Mitsuhiro Oikawa & Meisa Kuroki cast in WOWOW drama "Bad Money"
* Yutaka Mizutani & Hiroki Narimiya cast in TV Asahi drama "Aibou: Season 13"
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
The Spring Day of My Life *teaser 2
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Blade Man *teaser 2
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Blade Man *KBS2 drama
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Secret Door *SBS drama
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Cart *English subtitled
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
The Spring Day of My Life *MBC drama
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends *TVCM
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Bad Guys *character teasers
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Too Lovely Girl for Me *SBS drama
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
It's Ok, This is Love *ep.11
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Clover
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Wonderful World End *teaser
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Whistle Blower
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
My Love, My Bride *teaser
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Hi! School - Love On *ep.6
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends *English subtitled
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Maestro! *teaser
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
The Plan
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Ogawa-cho Serenade
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Hunger Z *teaser