East meets West in artist's first feature film
12:15pm Friday 1st February 2013 in News
A snippet of news from Japan has inspired artist Glenn Ibbitson’s first feature film, Tatsuko, showing at Theatr Gwaun tonight (Friday).
A story about a Tokyo homeless woman, who lived undetected in stranger's cupboard for a year before being arrested, was the basis for the film.
Tatsuko follows the story of a stranger who emerges from the landscape, inveigles his way into the isolated house of a single female artist and takes up residence; unnoticed.
Over the course of a year, the artist remains unaware of her uninvited guest, though his presence gradually influences the development of her current project, leading towards an unexpected denouement.
The short silent feature, shot mainly in black and white was filmed largely in north Carmarthenshire and on the Preselis.
Ibbitson was responsible for the script, scenography, camera, lighting and editing, while a magnificent soundtrack by Wyn Lewis Jones drives the film along.
Tatsuko is showing at Theatr Gwaun on Friday, February 1st. Doors open at 6.45pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. A question and answer session will follow the screening.