Being Eriko

Jannik Splidsboel, Denmark, 2020

75 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 Festivals & awards
Original title Erikos verdener
Danish title Erikos verdener
Other titles Being Eriko
Director Jannik Splidsboel
Producer Sara Stockmann
Director of Photography Henrik Ipsen
Editor Torkel Gjørv
Production country Denmark
Production companies Sonntag Pictures ApS
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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


Production companies Sonntag Pictures ApS
Co-producer Spætt Film


Direction Jannik Splidsboel


Producer Sara Stockmann
Co-producer Håward Wettland Gossé
Line producer Clara Tufte
Post Producer Anders V. Christensen


Cinematographer Henrik Ipsen


Editor Torkel Gjørv


Sound recordist Morten Krog Helgesen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
CPH:DOX 2020-03-18
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