Obāchan
Obāchan

Mexico | 2020 | DCP | Color | 15min | Nicolasa Ruiz

MONDAY 5 | CINEMEX ALTAVISTA | 18:15 | 15 MIN.

SATURDAY 10 | CINEMEX REFORMA CASA DE ARTE | 18:30 HRS. | 65 MIN.

Director: Nicolasa Ruiz
Screenplay: Nicolasa Ruiz
Producer: Paulina Valencia, Nicolasa Ruiz, Shinji Hirai, Mino Kiyota
Cinematography: Adrian Durazo, Nicolasa Ruiz
Editing: Nicolasa Ruiz
Sound: Thomas Becka
Production Company: Spécola, IMCINE
Cast: Fuyu Kiyota

Synopsis:
Obachan is Japanese. She left her native archipelago in 1941 to marry one of her
compatriots, 17 years older, settled in Mexico. Through fragments of family films, manga and
sequences that she has shot, Nicolasa Ruiz sculpts a complex and delicate memory
landscape between the two shores of the Pacific.

Biography:
Studied the Degree in Audiovisual Media at the Faculty of Arts of the Autonomous University
of Baja California (UABC). She was a PECDA stimulation scholar in the 2016-2017 period to
make her first documentary short film JR (FICUNAM Aciertos 2019). Since 2016, she lives in
Tijuana where she works in the production company Spécola where she develops as a
producer, director and scriptwriter. She had the support of IMCINE for the realization of her
second documentary short Obachan premiered at Vision du Reel 2020.

Festivals:
Visións Du Reel, 2020, Suiza