- Screening Schedule
- Nov 18 Fri. 13:50 at NTT CRED Hall 1
As night falls, Kamonmura, a small and rustic Japanese village nestled in the mountains, is enveloped in mist. A huge waste landfill site on a nearby mountainside looms over the villagers as they watch “Takigi Noh” performers carry out a mystical wood burning ritual. KATAYAMA Yu, played by YOKOHAMA Ryusei, a lifelong resident of the village, is forced to find work to pay off his mother’s debts. He signs on at the site and is seemingly locked into a never-ending cycle of hopelessness. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when his childhood friend, Misaki, returns home from Tokyo.
YOKOHAMA Ryusei, KUROKI Haru, ICHINOSE Wataru, OKUHIRA Daiken, SAKUMA Ryuto, FUCHIGAMI Yasushi, TODA Masahiro, YAJIMA Kenichi, SUGIMOTO Tetta, NISHIDA Naomi, KINO Hana, NAKAMURA Shido, FURUTA Arata
Director/Screenwriter: FUJII Michihito
Music: IWASHIRO Taro
Production: STAR SANDS
Distributor: KADOKAWA/STAR SANDS
FUJII Michihito was born in 1986. After his graduation from Nihon University College of Art’s Department of Cinema, he started his own director’s collective that he named “BABEL LABEL” in 2010. His first commercial movie was “Oh! Father” (2014). After this, he consecutively released works such as “We Are” (2018), “Day and Night” (2019), “The Brightest Roof in the Universe” (2020), and “A Family” (2021). In addition to the recently released Netflix series “The Journalist” (2022), he has been active on many other projects set to screen in the near future. His movie “The Journalist” won and was nominated for six awards at the 43rd Japan Academy Film Prize, including The Best Picture, and many other film awards. This year, his film "The last 10 years" was released. FUJII is undoubtedly one of the most popular film directors in Japan today.