L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Thus A Noise Speaks

Thus A Noise Speaks

Kaori Oda

Japan | 2010 | 38 min
Japanese |
Subtitles: English
Jouer Trailer
This film is part of Yu Shimizus Carte Blanche, a Tokyo-based art film curator.

A family dinner shifts from celebration to discomfort when director Kaori Oda reveals that she is a lesbian. But the dinner is a re-creation of the real event two weeks after the fact, and Oda has restaged it to force her family members to consider their responses and the dynamics at play.
Other festivals:
Nara International Film Festival Nara-wave secKon, Audience Award, Japan (2011)
Tokyo International LGBT Film Festival, Japan
IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, India
Director Kaori Oda, Kaori Oda
Script Kaori Oda
Editing Kaori Oda
Cast Chigusa Oda, Kaori Oda, Sueko Oda, Tadahisa Oda, Miyuki Takioka
Cinematography Miho Nakamura, Chigusa Oda, Kaori Oda

In Partnership with

Yatai MTL


Kaori Oda

Kaori Oda

Kaori Oda was born in Osaka (Japan), 1987. She is a filmmaker/​artist. Through images and sounds, her works explore the memories of human beings.
She lived in Sarajevo for three years from 2013 and completed the Doctor of Liberal Arts in filmmaking under the supervision of Bela Tarr in 2016. Her first feature, ARAGANE (2015) shot in a Bosnian coal mine, had its World Premiere at YAMAGATA International Film Festival and received Special Mention. The film has been screened at festivals such as Doclisboa, Mar del Plata IFF, Sarajevo FF, Taiwan International Documentary FF, and more.
She is a recipient of Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists of Pola Art Foundation. Her second feature, Toward A Common Tenderness (2017) a poetic film research, had its World Premiere at DOK Leipzig and her latest film, TS’ONOT/​Cenote (2019) shot in underwater caves in Yucatan Mexico, was premiered in Bright Future section at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020.
She received the Inaugural Nagisa Oshima Prize in 2020 and the new face award of Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts in 2021.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Night Train (2021)
Night Cruise (2019)
Cenote (2019)
Wind Church (2018)

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