Being Eriko

Jannik Splidsboel, Denmark, 2020

72 min.DK/Documentary

From Kobe to Copenhagen and from the proper and polished to the wild and free. Opposites come together in the Japanese classical pianist and performance artist Eriko Makimura, who is facing and liberating herself from her past. Japanese Eriko Makimura is very talented on the piano. Her art and performances unite the grotesque, the polished and the delicate. But her perfectionism did not come for free, and Eriko has had to pay a high price. After growing up in a strict and disciplined childhood filled with humiliation and often wishing to be elsewhere, Eriko is finally on the path to find and accept herself – and to reunite herself with her passion for the piano.
Basic information Credits
Original title Erikos verdener
Danish title Erikos verdener
Keywords Makimura, Eriko, Personal history, Musicians, Artists, Performance, 2020-2030
Director Jannik Splidsboel
Producer Sara Stockmann
Director of Photography Henrik B. Ipsen
Editor Torkel Gjørv
Sound Morten Krog Helgesen, Are Åberg, Jørgen Meyer, Audun Kvitland Røstad
Production country Denmark
International sales Sonntag Pictures ApS
Online release 15.09.2021, Filmcentralen
Comment Winner of the NORDIC:DOX award at CPH:DOX. Jannik Splidsboel''s films include ''How Are You'' (2011), about artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, and ''Misfits'' (2015), about LGBT teenagers. Both were selected for the Berlinale.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company
Executive Producer Sonntag Pictures ApS
Co-production Spætt Film, Avrotros, Film i Skåne
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Det Norske Filminstitut, Midtnorsk Filmsenter
In collaboration with SVT


Direction Jannik Splidsboel


Producer Sara Stockmann
Co-producer Håward Wettland Gossé
Production manager Clara Tufte
Post Producer Anders V. Christensen
Co-producer: Sweden Elin Kamlert
Producer: development Søren Steen Jespersen
Production manager Anna Risgaard Dahl
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Post-production assistant Sebastian Anton Munk


Cinematographer Henrik B. Ipsen
First assistant camera Anders Löfstedt


Editor Torkel Gjørv
Editor: development Sascha Fülscher
Assistant editor Mikael Ebbesen
Assistant editor Sina Winther


Sound engineer Morten Krog Helgesen
Sound designer Are Åberg
Sound designer Jørgen Meyer
Sound designer Audun Kvitland Røstad
Mixer Jørgen Meyer
Dialogue editor Jørgen Meyer
Foley artist Are Åberg
Re-recording mixer Jørgen Meyer

Visual effects

Colourist Anders V. Christensen
Assistant colorgrader Maria Klarlund
Assistant colorgrader Elliott Bechaeu
Graphic design Martin Munck Schmidt
Art work Mia Selin

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