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The Portrait Studio ("Shashinkan")

International Premiere

As the 20th century moves forward, a studio photographer tries in vain to coax a smile from a client he shoots at every stage of her life. A visually charming and authentically moving short film from the director of the wondrous A TREE OF PALME, reminding us that history is something that each and every one of us lives every day.

— Rupert Bottenberg