Private Project

Things of Beauty

Things of Beauty is a documentary about the artistic-editorial work of the nipo-brazilian independent publisher Massao Ohno (1936-2010). In his 50 years career, he published over a thousand books, almost all on Poetry. Filmed inside the Mário de Andrade Library, downtown São Paulo, it unveils the content of boxes left by him almost 10 years after his death. The discovery is lead by the experienced voice of his friend Publisher Jiro Takahashi and other working partners that met Massao in different periods. The material legacy of Massao Ohno evidences his creative process and shows how a man can write Poetry with his Life and books. Things of Beauty is a film of love for Poetry.

  • Juliana Kase
  • Juliana Kase
  • Henrique Cartaxo
  • Jairo Araldi
  • Fernando Lima
    Camera + Cinematography:
  • Silvio Cordeiro
  • Rodrigo Ferrante
    Sound Editing
  • Henrique Cartaxo
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Editor por editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
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    Japanese, Portuguese
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Director Biography - Juliana Kase

Juliana Kase is visual artist. Her work, in different medias, is guided by a strong non-fictional approach and in constant concern to relate to the location. All her activities draws unexpected relations between different languages and cultures, especially the hybrid Japanese- Brazilian one that grounds her own familiar and social experience.
Her documentary project Editor por Editor [Things of Beauty] integrating visual arts, poetry and graphic arts through the work of the independent poetry editor Massao Ohno is been produced. She is currently enrolled in the Master Program at Sao Paulo University.
Juliana has been exhibiting widely in Brazil in institutions as well as in independent spaces, as the Centro Cultural São Paulo, the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da USP, the Museu Nacional Honestino Guimarães, the Estúdio Dezenove, among others. In 2011 she participated in the Merzbarn Environmental Engagement Residency in Cumbria, United Kingdom, for which she received a travel award from the British Council. Her work is represented by Galeria Pilar in São Paulo.

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