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268 Ratings

The Koumiko Mystery

Le mystère Koumiko

Directed by Chris Marker
France, 1965


A personal study of Japan at the time of the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as seen through the eyes of a Japanese girl.

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The Koumiko Mystery Directed by Chris Marker

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1965 | Winner: Out of Competition Prize (Short Films)



Critics reviews

Alternating between Marker’s observations of and amidst the cultural commotion and the title character’s analytical inquiries on identity and desire, the film casually accumulates a reflexive rhythm of both personal and political portent.
August 27, 2014
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