BFM — 40
BFM — 40
31 March
Directed by Anush Hamzehian, Vittorio MortarottiItalian title: Yonaguni
France / 2021 / 77 min.
Colour / O.V. / Subtitles: it./en.
Naho, Genki, Mau, Mimi and Ichika from Yonaguni

Naho, Genki, Mau, Mimi and Ichika live in Yonaguni, a Japanese island that looks like a rock. Next year, they are going to high school and must therefore leave the island. They grew up in a world that has nothing to do with the one they will have to face. Their lives, their desires, their words could be the last traces of a disappearing world.

Presentation with the directors + Q&A


Anush Hamzehian – (Padua, Italy, 1980) is an Italian-Iranian director who lives and works in Paris. He directed several documentaries for France Télévisions. He started working with Vittorio Mortarotti on video-photographic installations. In 2016, they won the Leica Prize at the Festival Images. Mr Kubota is the first documentary they directed together.

Vittorio Mortarotti – (Savigliano, Italy, 1982) studied photography in Paris. In 2008 he held his first personal exhibition at the Krakow Photomonth Festival. He formed an artist duo with Anush Hamzehian with whom he makes documentaries and video-photographic installations.

Essential filmography

Anush Hamzehian
 (doc, 2021)
Changer de rôle (doc, 2021)
Monsieur Kubota (doc, 2018)
Après (doc, 2014)
L’Accademia della Follia (doc, 2014)
Le jardin des merveilles (doc, 2011)
La main et la voix (doc, 2009)

Vittorio Mortarotti
Yonaguni (doc, 2021)
Monsieur Kubota (doc, 2018)

BFM 40 list of films

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