By: Vivian Ostrovsky
Edit, Sound Edit: Vivian Ostrovsky, François Sculier
Jet Lag Prod.
1995, 16mm, 20’, b/w&clr
In 10th. Century Japan, Sei Shonagon, lady-in-waiting to the Empress, wrote of the goings-on at the Japanese court. Fearing vengeance, she hid these secret notes in her pillow. UTA MAKURA is also a collection of humorous observations on modern-day Japan ranging from waterfalls to shopping malls, from kids in kimonos to fresh makimonos, from ancient wisteria to teen- age hysteria, from homemade noodles to live painted poodles.