of girls

kanajo tachi no

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere

Filmed in Tokyo and Yokohama, of girls brings a variety of contemporary voices in resonance with two distinct female voices from Japan’s literary and political past. Both popular authors of their time – the period from the late 1920s on – Fumiko Hayashi and Yuriko Miyamoto both died young, in 1951. They each had a strong feminist and class consciousness as well as an impressive literary voice, but came from very different backgrounds and expressed their ideals through different paths. The power and contradictions in both these women’s worlds reverberate in dialogues and images of an intergenerational cast moving through the various spaces of knowledge, memory, and culture, and reflect today’s struggles around gender, politics, and love.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Cinematography: Yukiko Iioka
Editing: Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Sound: Young Chang Hwang, Ryota Fujiguchi
Actors: aliwen, Greg Dvorak, Hanna Hirakawa, Veronika Ikonnikova, Ariko Kurosawa, Chelsea Szendi Schieder, Kiyomi Sokolova-Yamashita, Mariko Tamura, Kanae Tanikawa, Yiqing, Miyu Yokota
Production: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Mondriaan Fonds
Producers: Natsuko Odate
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Japan, The Netherlands
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 44'
Contact: Wendelien van Oldenborgh

Wendelien van Oldenborgh


2008 Maurits Film
2009 Instruction (short)
2012 Bete & Deise
2015 From Left to Night (short)
2017 Cinema Olanda Film (short)
2021 Hier. (short)
2021 obsada (short)
2023 of girls