BOUND (1995) 

A film by Kimi Takesue
15 minutes / 16mm film / 1995
Distributor: Kimikat Productions

Winner: Grand Jury Prize, Brno International Short Film Festival, Czech Republic
Winner: DuArt Outstanding Student Video, New England Film Festival
Award of Merit: Sinking Creek Film / Video Festival
Television Broadcast: WHYY-12, Philadelphia: Independent Images
Television Broadcast: WYBE-35, Philadelphia: Through the Lens Series
Television Broadcast: CUNY TV-NYC

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A young Chinese British woman undertakes a symbolic journey of self-discovery. Incorporating elements of poetry and dance within a dramatic narrative, Bound explores a woman’s attempt to reconcile the past with the present as she confronts the complexities of her cultural identity and memory.

Selected Screenings

Seattle International Film Festival, WA
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Manchester International Short Film Festival, UK    
Birmingham International Film / TV Festival, UK
Hawai’i International Film Festival, Honolulu
Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, PA
Cleveland International Film Festival, OH
Asian American International Film & Video Festival, NY, NY
Mill Valley Film Festival, CA
One Reel Film Festival, Seattle, WA
Olympia Film Festival, WA
Northampton Film Festival, MA
Women in the Director’s Chair 1996 National Festival Tour
Old Dominion Multi-Cultural Film Festival, Norfolk, VA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Donnell Library, NY, NY
Harn Museum of Art, FL
Anthology Film Archives, NY, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN



Michelle Lee
Andrew Mallett

Production Team

Writer, Director, Producer: Kimi Takesue
Cinematographer: André Geniski & Kimi Takesue
Editor: Kimi Takesue
Production Company: Kimikat Productions