Tsutomu Yamazaki (left) and Kirin Kiki in a still from Mori, the Artist's Habitat (category I; Japanese), directed by Shuichi Okita.Tsutomu Yamazaki (left) and Kirin Kiki in a still from Mori, the Artist's Habitat (category I; Japanese), directed by Shuichi Okita.
Tsutomu Yamazaki (left) and Kirin Kiki in a still from Mori, the Artist's Habitat (category I; Japanese), directed by Shuichi Okita.

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Mori, the Artist’s Habitat film review: perceptive portrait of a reclusive Japanese artist

  • The late Kirin Kiki stars as the wife of celebrated painter Morikazu Kumagai, played admirably and with humour by 82-year-old Tsutomu Yamazaki
  • Mori, who hasn’t left their home and garden for 30 years, communes with nature while she fends off a string of visitors as a shadow looms over their utopia

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Tsutomu Yamazaki (left) and Kirin Kiki in a still from Mori, the Artist's Habitat (category I; Japanese), directed by Shuichi Okita.Tsutomu Yamazaki (left) and Kirin Kiki in a still from Mori, the Artist's Habitat (category I; Japanese), directed by Shuichi Okita.
Tsutomu Yamazaki (left) and Kirin Kiki in a still from Mori, the Artist's Habitat (category I; Japanese), directed by Shuichi Okita.
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