A university professor decides to go for a tour in Akihabara, guided by a young woman dressed up like a French maid. As they both walk through the streets, the man and the young woman gradually speak of a past they both share, and ultimately a painful love triangle that continues to haunt them.
From director Edmund Yeo comes this short, bittersweet reflection on the relics of a complex love affair. Kingyo shows two lives colliding through the vivid use of a split-screen, imaginatively visualizing this encounter via free-floating memories and incidental moments of visual symmetry.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria