Empty (Karappo)

Genre: Drama/Comedy • 60 min • 2018

Japanese Contemporary Film Retrospective

Watarase Machi is an extreme part-timer who bounces around a number of part-time jobs on mornings, afternoons, and evenings for 365 days of the year. One day at the Japanese pub where she works, Machi meets a reclusive artist named Yoshito who wants to use her as a model for a painting. Fascinated by Yoshito’s sketches, she begins living with him as they become further involved. Things get complicated when she meets an arts writer, Itogawa Yo and ends up conversing with him by parroting what she heard from Yoshito as if it were own thoughts. Director Nomura Nao produced this mid-length movie to complete her graduation from the Musashino Art University. Empty competed at the 2018 Pia Film Festival PFF Award and won the Entertainment Award before going on to other festivals locally.


Nomura Nao


Uchikoshi Riko, Kawachi Katsuaki, Suda Akira


in Japanese with English/Polish subtitles

Special Guest(s)

Uchikoshi Riko, Suda Akira

City Culture Institute (Instytut Kultury Miejskiej) in Gdansk, 06.10.2019, 15:30