JAGATA

A film by Daniel Jacoby (website)

2016 | English, Japanese | 22 min | Digital Video | Color | Stereo | 25fps

Somewhere in the middle of Hokkaido lives a man with an inexplicable bond to a potato. Told through a few unaddressed letters, the film captures moments from Daniel Jacoby’s journey through the Northernmost island of Japan. Images of unrelated landscapes, situations and objects that the artist encounters on the way acquire an otherworldly aura when presented in the context of the potato-man.

Screenings:

2016 Open Studios - Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht (NL)

2016 Islas Nuevas – Galería Macchina, Santiago de Chile (CH)

2016 European Competition at Go Short International Short Filmfestival, Nijmegen (NL)

2016 Sheffield Fringe Festival, Sheffield (UK)

2016 Lima Independiente International Film Festival (Award for best film in the national competition). Lima (PE)

2016 Moscow Experimental Film Festival, Moscow (RU)

2016 Biennale de la Imagen en Movimiento, Buenos Aires (AR)

2016 25 FPS, Zagreb (HR)

2017 Meconio Muestra de Nuevos Cineastas, Madrid (ES)

2017 Cairo Video Festival, Cairo (EG)

2017 Shared Sight International Film Festival, Cluj (RO)

2018 Muestra de Cine Iberoamericano, Lisboa (PO)

2018 Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón, Gijón (SP)

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