The Invisible Sanctuary

DOC | 00:30 | SWITZERLAND
DIRECTOR SAYAKA MIZUNO | SCREENPLAY SAYAKA MIZUNO
IN COPRODUCTION WTH ECAL/HEAD
Synopsis

In Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan, Masayo Fujio and Nobuko Takahashi narrate the painful account of their life. Through their stories, mingled with that of the district, Suujin, the past of an invisible Japanese community that is still discriminated today gradually surfaces again.

Bio | Filmography

Biography

Sayaka Mizuno, Director

Born in 1991 in Geneva, Sayaka Mizuno directed several short films before obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Cinema at HEAD – Geneva with distinction for her medium-length film Kawasaki Keirin. The film had its world premiere at the Nara International Film Festival 2016 in Japan, and received the Flaherty Talent Award and then the SSA/SUISSIMAGE Jury Prize at the Visions du Réel 2017 festival. Winner of the Hans Wilsdorf Excellence Award 2016, she participated at the Locarno Filmmakers Academy 2017. She finished her Master of Cinema at ECAL/HEAD in 2018 with her film The Invisible Sanctuary, that received high honours from the Jury.

Filmography

The Invisible Sanctuary, documentary, 2019
Kawasaki Keirin, documentary, 2016
Ceux qui attendent, documentary, 2015
Astrée, fiction, 2015
Cet enfant qui est mon père, documentary essay, 2014
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Trailer
Distribution

Festivals

2019: Astra Film Festival (Romania)

Media

PRESSKIT – French (download)

Credits

Written & directed by
Sayaka Mizuno
DOP
Raphaël Dubach
Sound
Nao Nakazawa
Editing
Gabriel Gonzalez
Sound Design & Mix
Philippe Ciompi
Color Grading
Raphaël Dubach

Produced by
GoldenEggProduction
In coproduction with
Master HES-SO ECAL/HEAD

Actualités

Chute primé à Locarno

• Pardino d'Oro | Pardi di Domani

Spectrum

• est sélectionné au programme Alliance 4 Development du Festival de Locarno 2021

Menschenskind !

• Sélections Officielles à Visions du Réel & DOK.fest Münich

Spectrum

• Sélection au Torino Script Lab 2020

Laissez-moi

• Sélections au Village de Coproductions des Arcs 2019 & Atelier Grand Nord 2020

Putin's Witnesses

• Nomination aux European Film Awards

Tempête Silencieuse primé à Locarno

• Pardino d'Argento | Pardi di Domani

Sœurs Jarariju distingué à la Berlinale

• Mention Spéciale du Jury International

Putin's Witnesses

• Sélection Officielle au TIFF 2018
• Grand Prix du Meilleur Documentaire à Karlovy Vary

Je fais où tu me dis distingué à la Berlinale

• Mention Spéciale du Jury des Jeunes