Director: Kimi Takesue
Vietnam, 2002, 35 min
Crew:Producer, Cinematographer, Editor: Kimi Takesue - On-line Editor: Malcolm Hearn - Sound Mix: Bob Schachner - Additional Music: Mick Harvey
Heaven's Crossroad traces an impressionistic journey through Vietnam exploring the nuances and complexities of looking cross-culturally. Structured in a series of observational yet stylized vignettes, Heaven's Crossroad investigates shifting relationships that link the observer with the observed. The film tracks an unseen traveler's encounters with a new place and people, fluctuating between voyeurism and intimacy. Heaven's Crossroad charts a singular journey, yet it also explores common desires which surface through travel: the desire to be transported to another place; the desire to communicate beyond language; the desire to arrest time and re-possess a moment, a glance , a feeling, an encounter.
About the director
Kimi Takesue is an award-winning filmmaker and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in Filmmaking. Her films have screened at more than 200 film festivals and museums internationally including Sundance, the Locarno International Film Festival, Rotterdam International, Vancouver International, and the Walker Art Center. Takesue's films have aired on PBS, IFC, and the Sundance Channel. SUMMER OF THE SERPENT won the Grand Chameleon at the 2004 BIFF. She is currently developing a narrative feature film project.