In Japan, an exclusive Women In Motion Talk featuring Bae Donna, Asami Mizukawa, and Kayo Washio

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In Japan, an exclusive Women In Motion Talk featuring Bae Donna, Asami Mizukawa, and Kayo Washio

To mark the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), Women In Motion will hold an exclusive Talk with South Korean actor Bae Donna, Japanese actor Asami Mizukawa, and Japanese producer Kayo Washio, on October 27, 2023. Watch a digest of the discussion on replay on this page, shortly after the event.

Women In Motion Talk at the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival

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A longstanding commitment

Launched by Kering in 2015, in collaboration with the Festival de Cannes, Women In Motion seeks to highlight women in cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Since the fight for equality in creation extends beyond cinema, the program has expanded to photography, music, choreography, art, and design.

Through its Awards, the program recognizes inspirational figures and talented young women, while its Talks provide an opportunity for leading personalities to share their views on the representation of women in their profession.


Women In Motion and TIFF

This 36th edition is the third time Women In Motion joins forces with the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). 2019 saw the program spotlight actor Shinobu Terajima, movie director and photographer Mika Ninagawa, and artist Sputniko! at its inaugural Talk. A second followed in 2022, featuring filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda and Japanese actor Mayu Matsuoka.


Exploring three distinct views on cinema


This year, Women In Motion features three leading figures in South Korean and Japanese cinema, namely South Korean actor[TE(1]  Bae Donna, Japanese actor Asami Mizukawa and Japanese producer Kayo Washio. These three talented icons will share their distinct views on the cinematic role of women in South Korea, Japan, as well as Hollywood. Together, they will also discuss the industry's future and challenges.

Filmmaker and 2018 Cannes Palme d'Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda will deliver an opening speech before the Talk.


Practical information

Talk on October 27, 2023, TOHO Cinemas Hibiya Screen 5, 11:00-12:15 (open 10:30).

Bookings must be made at:

Bae Doona

Bae Doona made her screen debut in The Ring Virus (1999) and made a name for herself in Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000). She is also well known for her appearances in films directed by Japanese directors such as Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Air Doll and Broker. In August 2023, Next Sohee was released in Japan.

Asami Mizukawa

Mizukawa made her screen debut in Shanghai Mermaid Legend Murder Case (1997) and won numerous awards for Runway (2020) and A Beloved Wife (2019). Her directorial debut film, About a Man, was released in 2022. She continues to appear in prominent films such as The Silent Service, Six Singing Women, and Beyond the Fog.

Kayo Washio

Worked in the Movie Department at WOWOW before opening the LA office in 2011, where she negotiated contracts with major studios and handled international co-productions, including Martin Scorsese’s The New York Review of Books. Recently co-produced Tokyo Vice, which completed filming of Season 2 this year, with HBO Max (now Max).