Yaruki !!!

An Art Film, A Documentary and The Answer to Bob Harris who is Lost in Tokyo.

Produced and Directed by
Eadweard R. York

This improv, art film was initially going to be about movement, then It became a documentary about 5 girls in Tokyo, and my travel experiences in Japan,

It then evolved into an inside joke AbouT The FiLm "Lost In TransLaTion."

EveryThing in This FiLm FroM The Cinematography, The Film Editing, ThE Sound,

aNd Every PhoTograph Was Done By One Man With One Camera.

ThiS SuPeR LoW BuDget FiLm MigHt PossiBly CoNTaiN

More Still PhoTographs ThaN aNy Other Film in HistoRy.

Please Enjoy My Film !!!

この洗練されたアートフィルムは当初, 人の流れの話になるはずでした, が, 東京の5人の若い女性のドキュメンタリーになり, そして私の日本旅行の経験と, 内輪ウケした 映画 ロスト•イン•トランスレーション についてのジョークになりました. このフィルム全ての映像撮影, 編集, 音声, そして 写真は1人の男と1台のカメラで行いました.
この超低予算のフィルムは歴史上のどのフィルムより静止画が含まれている
可能性があります. 私の映画を楽しんでください !!!

  • Eadweard R. York
    Director
    Chester Stark
  • Eadweard R. York
    Writer
  • Eadweard R. R. York
    Producer
  • Eadweard R. York
    Key Cast
    "Eadweard"
  • Masahiro Ogawa
    Key Cast
    "Ogawa"
  • Ayaka Nakano
    Key Cast
    "Ayaka"
  • Kyoko Takano
    Key Cast
    " Kyoko"
  • Keiko Yokota
    Key Cast
    " Keiko"
  • Ayumi Kawata
    Key Cast
    " Ayumi"
  • Kumi Nakayama
    Key Cast
    " Kumi"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Art Film, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 23 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 24, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Language:
    English, Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Eadweard R. York
  • AMAZON PRIME
  • ANATOLIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    November 23, 2021
    FINALIST
  • MEGAFLIX FILM AWARDS
    London
    United Kingdom
    September 4, 2022
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • L’age d’Or INTERNATIONAL ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL (LIAFF) Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
    December 10, 2021
    AWARD WINNER
  • CHINA BEIJING FILM FESTIVAL
    Beijing
    China
    November 20, 2021
    AWARD WINNER
  • LONDON INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 20, 2022
    HONORABLE MENTION
  • HONG KONG INDY FILM FESTIVAL
    Hong Kong
    China
    December 18, 2021
    AWARD WINNER
  • TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL
    Tokyo
    Japan
    December 11, 2022
    HONORABLE MENTION
  • ROME INTERNATIONAL MOVIE AWARDS
    Rome
    Italy
    January 25, 2022
    AWARD WINNER
  • WASHINGTON FILM AWARDS
    Seattle
    United States
    January 15, 2022
    SEMI - FINALIST
  • REELS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    India
    February 27, 2022
    SPECIAL MENTION AWARD
  • ICONIC IMAGES FILM FESTIVAL
    Goštauto, Vilnius
    Lithuania
    March 18, 2022
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • WORLD FILM CARNIVAL - SINGAPORE
    Singapore
    Malaysia
    June 1, 2022
    AWARD WINNER
  • INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
    New York City
    United States
    June 24, 2022
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • MILAN GOLD AWARDS
    Milan
    Italy
    June 10, 2022
    AWARD WINNER
  • ROSHANI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022
    Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    India
    July 24, 2022
    AWARD WINNER
  • MEGAFLIX FILM AWARD
    London
    United Kingdom
    September 4, 2022
    AWARD WINNER
  • SWIFF - SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Arvika
    Sweden
    October 10, 2022
    NOMINEE
  • ROTTERDAM INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL
    Rotterdam
    Netherlands
    November 30, 2022
    SEMI - FINALIST
  • COLLATERAL 102 CINEFEST
    Turin
    Italy
    January 17, 2023
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL
    Austin
    United States
    February 3, 2023
    SEMI - FINALIST
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    Country: United States
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    Country: Japan
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Eadweard R. York

Eadweard r. York (b. Omaha, Nebraska - Twentieth Century) is an American-born photographer, artist and visionary most noted for his compelling, iconic images of a society on the verge of destruction.

Eadweard has constantly pushed the boundaries of conceptual, avant-garde art as an infamous, underground outsider whose distinctive, surreal, pop-punk-dada style is easily recognizable, very powerful, and quite visionary. Eadweard’s legendary art, public-reaction performances, and installations have been quite influential, sometimes confrontational, always at the forefront in the art world.

His powerful street photographs documenting the disenfranchised are in stark contrast to the numerous celebrities, bands, musicians and models who have appeared in front his lens, but whether affluent or impoverished, the images are stripped of all pretense and not easily erased from the mind - the work of one keenly aware of the essence of his subject matter.

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Director Statement

I have been a professional artists, and photographer my whole life, and although I have made some art films in the past. I never really focused on making a film until I decided to make “Yaruki.” - which is my first attempt at making a full feature.

I usually walk miles in every city I visit shooting anything that catches my eye, and since I have been living in Japan part-time for the last 8 years, and documenting everyday life there. I noticed that I could actually lay on the ground, and film people running at me with-out them touching me, or anyone near them. So I decided that I was going to make an art film, about movement.

I then had an idea to interview some very intelligent women about life in Tokyo, and what it’s like to be alone in the mass of millions of people, and make a documentary. It’s very hard to get women to open up, especially to be interviewed, so I was quite fortunate to be able to have these women open up to me.

I then had some funny ideas about Bill Murray’s character Bob Harris in “Lost in Translation, and decided to add some humor. I then convinced “Ogawa,” a master Sushi Chef who’s expressions, and humor have always cracked me up to be included in the film and act like an old silent screen star.

So please watch my film, and take an interesting, and visually compelling journey into the streets of Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Kamakura, Hikone, Kawagoe, and visit cool neighborhoods like Shimokitazawa, and Golden Gai through the my eyes, as I take you to the beautiful country of Japan in my first full feature film.