Short Documentary, 6min 20sec, 2019
Language: English with Japanese Subtitles
Director, Editor: Sybilla Patrizia
Kintsugi Artist: Clementine Nuttall
Sound: José Rodrigo Navarro

Best Film, Ginza Short Film Contest 2019, Tokyo
Shortlist, Blue Wing Award for Cinematography, Motion Picture and Television Engineering Society of Japan

Film Festival Screenings:
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2019, Tokyo/Japan
International Inter University Short Film Festival 2019, Dhaka/Bangladesh

Obuse Short Film Festival 2020, Nagano/Japan
Alpinale Short Film Festival 2020, Bludenz/Austria
UNBROKEN is a short documentary film exploring the traditional Japanese art of kintsugi through the eyes of British, Tokyo-based artist Clementine Nuttall. From its brutal beginnings in a moment of destruction, we start our journey of reconstruction through the careful application of natural glues, lacquer, and gold, leading us through the essence of some of Japan's most essential materials and beliefs used in traditional crafts. Although the history of kintsugi can be traced back 3000 years, the core philosophy of this art form and its embracement of failure and change as an opportunity for betterment and sign of resilience is still as relevant today as it was in the past.


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