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ROSEWATER - still #1


East Coast Premiere

Director: Kimi Takesue

United States, 2000, 13 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2001


WINNER: Audience Award

Crew:original score: Michael O'Reilly - Sound Design: Crosby L'Kwaze Hill

Sales:Kimi Takesue: T (215) 222 8276


A solitary man struggles to grow a rose in a surreal urban world. Lonely and dislocated, he drifts in and out of a dream state envisioning the promise of regeneration. ROSEWATER tells a story of hope sustained through obsession, ritual and, ultimately, sensuality.

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.

BFF Alumni

Kimi Takesue's filmography

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