About 「Madrid x 東京」

Title:「MADRID x 東京」

Directed and written by Lara Perez Takagi

Country: Spain and Japan

Year: 2007-08

Genre: Art-Documentary

Tagline: Madrid-Tokyo, cross-culture, human feelings, values, life and identity.

Produced by:                              Ando Laboratory from Waseda University and GITS, Kayoko Takagi and Lara Perez Takagi

Original Music by:              César Rodríguez

Edited by: Lara Perez Takagi

Dedicated to: Fumiko Tabuchi


「Madrid x 東京」is an audiovisual piece that explores the dual condition of a person who has grown up within two different cultures, having been born half Spanish and half Japanese.

The aim of 「Madrid x 東京」is to produce an awareness and cultural understanding. By means of artistic representation and visual media it was intended to concentrate on the similarities that both of these cultures share.

It is hoped that this movie will become something useful for any further study or production related to visual art, cross-culture, or simply to promote the relationship that exists between Spain and Japan.


「Madrid x 東京」es una pieza audiovisual en la que se explora la doble condición de una persona que se ha criado junto a dos culturas diferentes, la de Japón y España.

El objetivo de「Madrid x 東京」es la de crear una conciencia y un entendimiento cultural. A través de los medios visuales se quería crear una pieza artística en la que se concentraran las similitudes que ambas nacionalidades comparten.

Se espera que esta pieza sirva como una herramienta que promueva la relación existente entre España y Japón.

「Madrid x 東京」has been shown at:

  •  The opening week of the Cervantes Institute of Tokyo (November 2008).  Programa de la Semana Inaugural: Sección Cine España-Japón.
  • Chosen to participate in the “Roots2Film Festival“, organized by Mixed Roots Japan. Kobe, Japan. February 2012.

  • VI Ciclo de Conferencias de Australasia. Escuela Universitaria de Estudios Empresariales. Valladolid, Spain. March 2012.

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