Kamataki

Kamataki

KEN, a 22-year-old North American man, lost his father and his desire to live. He attempts suicide but miraculously survives a deadly plunge off a bridge. His mother feels that an estranged Japanese uncle is the only person who can help him find what he has lost. Uncle Takuma is a world famous potter. Eccentric and unpredictable he lives by his own unconventional moral standards. He is an opposite of Ken’s late father. Takuma’s shock treatment of sake, mystery, sexual tension and art succeeds in stirring his nephew’s curiosity. Will those sparks be enough to rekindle Ken’s inner flame and make it as strong as the flame of Takuma’s wood-fired kiln?

-Nominee for Best Director, Jutra Awards, Montreal, 2007

-Best Director, Montreal World Film Festival, 2005
-People’s Choice Award, Montreal World Film Festival, 2005
-Fipresci Prize (International Critic), Montreal World Film Festival, 2005
-Most Popular Canadian Film, Montreal World Film Festival, 2005
-Ecumenical Prize, Montreal World Film Festival, 2005

-Special Mention of the Jury,Kinderfest 14+, Berlin International Film Festival, 2006

-Best of Fest Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2006
-Official Competition, Mar Del Plata Int’l Film Festival, 2006
-Participation in Abitibi International Films Festival, Canada, 2005
-Participation in Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival, 2006
-Participation in Bangkok Int’l Film Festival, 2006
-Participation in Philadelphia Film Festival, 2006
-Participation in Seattle Int’l Film Festival, 2006
-Participation in East Lansing Film Festival, 2006
-Participation in Whitehead Int’l Film Festival, 2007