A portrait of my Japanese friend Risa (Lisa) Tamaru, filmed in Berlin and Yokohama. It's the sixth film in a series of short portraits of close women friends and my two godchildren. Filming portraits allows me to emphasize private gestures and moments beyond narration and documentation.
Studied at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin 1979-85. Her films have been shown at e.g. TIFF Wavelengths; Media City Film Festival; Berlinale Forum Expanded; IFFR; Oberhausen; Courtisane Festival; Tate London; Robert Flaherty Seminar; PFA Berkely; HFA Cambridge; NGA Washington. Co-founder of FilmSamstag 1997-2007. Founded the Bolexwerkstatt at the Berlin Filmschool dffb 2015.