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Interview

  • The interviewee of this time is the expected young director in the Indies film, Shunya Takara. His first long film, "Suitable for you", which described two married couples spending 5 days of the vacation, is selected for the Filmination Prize at Japan Cuts Hollywood Film Festival 2019.This is the second time his film is awarded in North America. He focused on describing the “human relationship” about 'what keeps the connection of the two'. We interviewed his intention with the secret story of making "Suitable for you".

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Film review

  • The work was produced by the director, Riho Kudo, as her graduation project of the Kyoto University of Art and Design with her associates at the same university. The film was selected as the Grand Prix at the 40th Pia Film Festival in 2018, following numerous awards at various film festivals that year. Currently the director and her work attract the greatest attention.
    Emma (Yukino Murakami) is a young woman selling used books on the road of a seaside town. She takes notes on everything such as customer orders that the walls of her room are covered with such notes. One day, she receives a letter from her childhood friend Yang and visits him, but he already moved.

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  • The work is what you call an independent film, produced by the director, Tadashi Nagayama. His debut as a director was with “Light My Fire” which won a prize at the Pia Film Festival in 2012.
    Jiro (Tomoki Kimura), an office worker who lost his wife in a traffic accident a few years ago lives with his son, Noboru (Mizuki Suwa), a junior high school student. Jiro is bounded by social order and common knowledge that he suppressed his feelings about the unavoidable accident of his wife and the anger at the perpetrator, seeking comfort from his pet turtle.

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  • A feature-length debut film of the director Toshimitsu Iizuka who made its screenplay that was selected for the Grand Prize at the Isama Studio Cinema Festival 2012 in Gunma prefecture. Also the film won the Entertainment Award at the PFF Award competition in 2014.
    Koga (Naoya Shimizu) is a high school student who always reads Rakugo books, and has no friends. He is the target of a girl, Aoki, who divides the class, and a husky boy, Honda, bullying. Yuko Fukushima (Honoka Murakami) comes to his defense, but is also targeted, and they are selected as class representatives.

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