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Meeting Uncle Yuji

The director, a former insurance man in Tokyo, took a chance to build a new life as an artist in Norway. He recalls a vague childhood memory of his Uncle Yuji, the Tokyo hippie who left for New York to play salsa in Spanish Harlem in the late 70’s. This film presents his first meeting with Yuji in his New York apartment in 2015, and the life of a solitary artist who, for the past 40 years, has chosen to not perform for an audience. Mixed emotions of initial admiration and the realisation of what it means to live as an artist through a lifetime is presented both in the story of Yuji’s life and through the making of the film itself. —Daisuke Kosugi

Director

Daisuke Kosugi

Country

Norway

Year

2018

Premiere

World Festival Premiere

Dialogue Languages

English Japanese

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Daisuke Kosugi

Producer

Daisuke Kosugi