Magic Kimono

Magic Kimono (Maģiskais kimono), dir. Māris Martinsons, 95′, Latvia/Japan, 2017

Main Cast Kaori Momoi, Issey Ogata, Artūrs Skrastiņš

“Magic Kimono” tells the story of middle-aged Japanese woman Keiko, who has been living in a shell for decades due to a family tragedy in Kobe. The modest act of eating and the sensations it gives us provided Keiko a lifeline to survive. Unwillingly, she joins a group of Japanese women traveling to Northern Europe to participate in a kimono show in the fairytale-like art nouveau world of Riga. During her performance, Keiko suddenly comes face to face with her husband, who disappeared twenty years ago and now wants to readdress their relationship and who Keiko has become.

World Premiere 24.06.2017, Kobe (Japan)
National Premiere 28.11.2017, Riga, Kino Citadele

Scriptwriter Māris Martinsons
Cinematographer Gints Bērziņš, LGC
Production designers Aivars Žukovskis, Hidefumi Hanatani
Costume designer Baiba Ladiga – Kobayashi
Producer Linda Krūkle
Co-producers Eiko Mizuno Gray, Jason Gray

Production Company
Kalnciema 1A-11, Riga, LV1048, Latvia
Tel.: + 371 2205 1060

In coproduction with Loaded films (Japan)

Supported by
Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation, The Rīga Tourism Development Bureau Foundation, Riga Film Fund, Latvian Tourism Development Agency, Daiwa House, The Cultural Foundation Promoting the National Costume of Japan, Riga City, Kobe City/Kobe Film Office