2021 | Canada, USA | Documentary


  • 13 mins
  • Director | Rita Ferrando, Lily Jue Sheng

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This tranquil and inventive cinematic essay, focussing on the Japanese art of flower arranging, regards plants as a language of expression, channelling the past, present and future.

A flower blows in the wind and a gentle voice floats in: “soil is a bodily gift of the dead to the living”. This poetic film fabulously matches its precise and caring form to the topic it revolves around: Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. What might at first appear to be a simple pastime, is revealed as a profound vehicle for exploring the ephemerality of existence, the arrangement of creative expression, and the many languages of plants.

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