Fuzjko: A Pianist Of Silence & Solitude 『フジコ・ヘミングの時間』

  • Drama, 2018
  • 1h 55m

This film is eligible for the Kobayashi Audience Choice Award. After viewing please rate this film here.

This remarkable documentary looks at Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming and life of tribulations; her separation from her Swedish father, her mother’s strict piano lessons, the segregation she endured as a Eurasian in Japan, the poverty she experienced as a piano student abroad and finally the devastating loss of her hearing. None of which deterred her from reaching for her dream. The film examines the life and music of a woman who never gives up on her dreams. Following Fuzjko Hemming from Paris to New York, Argentina, Berlin and Kyoto, we get up-close with her on her emotive world tour and in her private life in which she surrounds herself with her beloved cats.

© 2018 “Fuzjko: A Pianist of Silence & Solitude” Film Partners






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Viewing restricted to Canada only.


Japanese with English subtitles



Bonus Content

A special word from Director Komatsu

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