Commercials - Isa Hirano

Isa Hirano is, arguably, Japan's top calligrapher and performance artist. Her works are featured in embassies, consulates, and museums the world over - including the Louvre. Ms. Hirano, requested a promotional film. Rather than a plain interview, director Carlos Graña conceived of this beautiful depiction of her artwork and performance shot entirely on location at a traditional, 600-year-old tea house just outside Tokyo.

director, camera, editor CARLOS GRAÑA
interpreter LANNY BROYLES
transcription and english translation MASAHIRO TOIYA
french translation ARIANNE FARAH