The Good Wife of Tokyo
TitleThe Good Wife of Tokyo
DirectorKim Loginotto
CountryJapan/UK
Year1992
Duration52mins
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionWhen Kazuko Hohki goes back to Tokyo with her group 'Frank Chickens', she decides to get married to please her mother. She starts to try and find out what it takes to be a good wife in Tokyo. Her mother, who is a priest with the religion 'The House of Development', performs the ceremony. We watch her ...perfect reality plate spinning... a Zen demonstration of a happy marriage, see her counselling a woman whose husband has just committed suicide and leading the early morning laughing practice. We discover how women may be changing in Japan. AWARDS: Silver Hugo, Chicago International. 'Excellent Film' Tokyo Festival of films about Japan. Special Mention, Cinema du Reel, Paris.