Skip to main content

Akiko-san in Scarsdale

USA, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Documentary)

Director: Yumiko Murakami

Akiko-san has followed her husband's career path to Scarsdale in America and finds herself uncomfortably immersed in the simmering melting pot of expatriate Japanese culture. Here a housewife is either perm-san or temp-san (a reference to her style of residence-not hair). This 'work-doc' stirs it up and the results are as 'frytening' as they are revealing.

See also...

Bookends

Lizzie Reed is seventy four years old and has devoted her later life to bringing love and hope into the lives of babies born into the hopeless life of Crack. The style of the film reflects ... More »

Which Way Is East: Notebooks From Vietnam

This new film from San Francisco filmmmaker Lynne Sachs is a sensual, rather than factual travelogue around Vietnam. With her sister Dana, who is living and working as a Journalist in Vietnam, Sachs ... More »

Brooklyn on the Bowery

Shot in grainy black and white, this is a smooth slice of New York's time-warped barber shop culture. Immensely stylish and laid back, Brooklyn on the Bowery exudes an irresistible 50s style and ... More »

White Christmas

When Bing Crosby sang "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas", he wasn't dreaming of the kind of White Christmas portrayed in this film. White Christmas is a fascinating look at Christmas ... More »

Satya: A Prayer for the Enemy

Since the Chinese occupied independent Tibet in 1950, more than one million people have been tortured, executed or starved to death for their role in the demonstrations against Chi­nese ... More »

Family Nightmare

A personal portrait of family dysfunction, told via a series of unearthed VHS home movies from the mid-1990s overdubbed with a new soundtrack. ... D/P Dustin Guy Defa TD HD Cam/2011 ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director