Programme 2018

Kusama – Infinity

Director: Heather Lenz

documentary

India Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: USA | Year: 2018

Language(s): Japanese, English | Time: 80 mins

Synopsis

Kusama – Infinity explores Yayoi Kusama’s fierce determination to become a world-renowned artist. Kusama was born into a conservative family in rural Japan, and she made her way to America on the heels of World War II. There, without connections and speaking only broken English, she devoted herself to her true love: making art. On her first day in New York, she climbed to the top of the Empire State Building, looked at the city below, and made a decision to stand out: by becoming a star.

Director's Bio

Heather Lenz is passionate about documentaries and biographical films. She is drawn to stories of people with creative minds who have not walked the beaten path (such as Yayoi Kusama). Her first short documentary about a bicycle inventor, Back to Back, was nominated for the Student Academy Award and screened in film festivals worldwide.