Surrealistic film centers on a translator's relationship with the words of famed Japanese author Haruki Murakami
Fans of documentary film can experience a celebrated nonfiction film this weekend, without leaving the home or spending a dime (or krone). Dreaming Murakami, which premiered at IDFA before going on to Hot Docs in Toronto and CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, will stream for free this weekend at DreamingMurakami.com.
The film explores in surrealistic fashion the experience of Mette Holm, the Danish translator of the work of Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Holm was first introduced to his writings more than 20 years ago and since then "has spent thousands of hours translating Murakami’s puzzling and widely discussed stories to his Danish readers. Stories that continuously spellbind and challenge millions of devoted readers all over the planet," according to Final Cut for Real, producer of the documentary. Nitesh Anjaan directed the 58 minute-long film.
[Holm's] imagination is often closely bound to the writings of Murakami, a world where the ethereal and the real are often indistinguishable.
The film becomes available for viewing on Saturday at 1pm ET (10am PT; 7pm CET). The free viewing opportunity ends Monday at the same time. The director and Holm will also participate this weekend in a live Q&A on Facebook @dreamingmurakami.
For an advance look, check out the trailer:
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.