Kampai! Sake Sisters
KONISHI Mirai 小西未来
日本酒に恋した女たち
Nihonshu ni koishita onnatachi

USA/Japan
2019
96
Colour
English
subtitles

For centuries, women were forbidden to set foot in sake breweries, let alone be involved with production. Today, women are the ones driving the most exciting changes within the ever-evolving sake industry in Japan. This fascinating documentary by journalist-turned-filmmaker KONISHI Mirai (Kampai! For the Love of Sake, CJ 2016) focuses on three female pioneers.

Eeuwenlang was het verboden om als vrouw een sakebrouwerij te betreden, laat staan onderdeel te zijn van de productie. Vandaag de dag zijn het echter de vrouwen die de drijvende kracht zijn wat betreft de nieuwste veranderingen binnen de steeds veranderende sake-industrie. Deze fascinerende documentaire van journalist/filmmaker KONISHI Mirai (Kampai! For the Love of Sake, CJ 2016) portretteert drie vrouwelijke sake-pioniers.

 

Director’s bio & selected filmography

KONISHI Mirai is a journalist and filmmaker, who grew up in Japan and studied film at the University of Southern California (USC). His feature debut documentary, KAMPAI! For the Love of Sake (2015), premiered at San Sebastian International Film Festival and went on to play at Tokyo International Film Festival, amongst many others. Prior, he directed the shorts Blind (1999) and Close to You (2003), which screened at festivals worldwide. 

1999 – Blind 

2003 – Close To You

2015 – KAMPAI! For the Love of Sake (CJ 2016)