• Mon Kimono Rouge

    By Fran├žoise Desbois
    France, Japan

  • A kimono’s poetic journey between France and Japan.

    In a trunk in the Burgundian family house I keep an untouched treasure: a red silk kimono.

    Time to follow the unraveled silk thread all the way to Japan.

“Overall, this film is rather astonishing. I’ve watched it three times now, and, each time, see something new. Many of the shots and settings are breathtakingly beautiful. As is the ceremony, labor, and ritual that goes into the production of the ‘red kimono’ and the wedding preparations. This is a visual feast.” ~Lars Johnson