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by Jannik Splidsboel


From Kobe to Copenhagen and from the proper and polished to the wild and free. Opposites come together in the Japanese classical pianist and performance artist Eriko Makimura, who is facing and liberating herself from her past. Japanese Eriko Makimura is very talented on the piano. Her art and performances unite the grotesque, the polished and the delicate. But her perfectionism did not come for free, and Eriko has had to pay a high price. After growing up in a strict and disciplined childhood filled with humiliation and often wishing to be elsewhere, Eriko is finally on the path to find and accept herself – and to reunite herself with her passion for the piano.

international title: Being Eriko
original title: Erikos verdener
country: Denmark, Norway
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Jannik Splidsboel
film run: 75'
cinematography by: Henrik Ipsen
film editing: Torkel Gjørv
producer: Sara Stockmann
co-producer: Håvard Wettland Gossé
line producer: Clara Tufte
production: Sonntag Pictures, Spætt Film AS
backing: Norwegian Film Institute (NO)

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