Midi Onodera

TIFF Wavelengths: I have no memory of my direction with Midi Onodera

On Tuesday June 26 my film, I have no memory of my direction, will be screened in the Wavelengths program at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theater at 8:45pm. This film will be accompanied by a selection of short video works. The screening is Free.

Tickets can be booked here.

“I have no memory of my direction” is a feature length experimental narrative. The story unfolds through a Canadian-born Japanese woman’s voice-over as she dreams her way though Japan. Ostensibly searching for an emotional connection with her aging father, the woman contemplates her own inherited culture and familial touchstones. Her North American pop culture sensibility fuses with a distorted Japanese perspective to create a surreal interpretation of a “Japan of the imagination.” This fictional landscape is peppered with invented Japanese myths, ruminations on memory loss, the temporal space of digital photography and the ghosts of inherited imagination.


Posted May 30, 2018