Bin Mutoh is a japanese painter who lives in Paris. He's around 70 years old. During 15 years, he painted 100 paintings about the 100 poems that have been gathered in the japanese traditional poetic compilation « Hyakunin Isshu ».
The film is a documentary portrait about this painter, his work, and the card game and anthological « Hyakunin Isshu ». The interview of the painter is mixed with images of a garden shot at every seasons, and with quotation of some poems song by the painter while he organizes the card game for 3 japanese girls in traditional kimonos.
Bin Mutoh speaks about his childhood, his will to become a painter, women, the 100 poets game, occidental and oriental paintings, etc.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Emmanuel Plasseraud is born in France in 1970. He has directed several documentaries and short movies since 1998. He's also teaching cinema in french universities of Lille and Paris-Est, and he has written 2 theorical books about cinema, "Cinema et imaginaire baroque" (2007) and "L'Art des foules" (2011).