EN - In this silent film set during a summer in Japan, four people discover how one book unites them. All four are fascinated by the novel ‘N.P’ by the somewhat mysterious Sarao Takase, who has since passed away. All feel a sense of connection to this autobiography, either due to their shared personal history with the author or one of the book’s translators. The film N.P dissects the young characters’ complex web of relationships and reflects on how a translation relates to the original, how fiction relates to reality, and the often incestuous nature of their interactions.


Title N.P
Original title N.P
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Experimental
Genre Fiction
Year 2019


Cast Mikiko Kawamura, Clara Spilliaert, Hiroshi Miyamura, Saartje Van de Steene
Photography Lisa Spilliaert
Editing Inneke Van Waeyenberghe

Technical specs

Running time film 60'
Release format Beta Digit
Aspect ratio 3:4
Sound format No sound
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Stad Gent
Production partners Argos, Beursschouwburg

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Last edited on 19 April 2019

Short info

Director Lisa Spilliaert
Producers Ulrike Lindmayr
Writers Lisa Spilliaert, Banana Yoshimoto

Ulrike Lindmayr
Lange Leemstraat 387
2018 Antwerp


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