HOSHIGAOKA WONDERLAND / LOST AND FOUND

2015, Colour, Japan, First Films World Competition

 

Production Team

Director : Show Yanagisawa

Screenwriter : Koko Maeda, Show Yanagisawa

Cinematographer : Keisuke Imamura

Editor : Etsuko Kimura

Cast : Tomoya Nakamura, Hirofumi Arai, Nozomi Sasaki, Masaki Suda, Anne Higashide, Havato Ichihara, Yoshino Kimura

Music : Takashi Watanabe

Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Koko Maeda, Alchemy Productions, Inc., Sopra Tower, # 1402, 3-7-17 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042 (Japon), tél.: +81 (03) 6541 28 85, info@colorbird.co.jp.


 

Synopsis

Haruto spends his days working in the lost and found office of his local train station. One day, news arrives that his mother, who abandoned him as a child, has died at Hoshigaoka Wonderland, an amusement park Haruto had once visited with her. She has supposedly committed suicide by jumping off the Ferris wheel. But Haruto harbours suspicions about the circumstances of her death. He then meets Nanami, the daughter of his mother’s “other” family, and through their conversations, he discovers that his memories are faulty and that what he believed to have happened are quite wide of the facts. The death of his mother and the reprecussions begin to unlock repressed memories of the past. Against the town’s symbol, Wonderland, a mystery-laden human drama unfolds, fusing past and present as it depicts the maturation of a troubled son, Haruto, and the plight of family members left behind, all struggling to cope with memories lost and found.

 

Director

Born in 1982, Show Yanagisawa graduated from Tama Art University with a focus on oil painting and went on to earn numerous awards as an oil painter before shifting his artistic attention to the world of commercials. He directed a music video to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Michael’s Jackson’s Bad. He was selected by the Google to direct the Pokemon collaboration film, Google maps Pokemon challenge in 2014. LOST AND FOUND marks directorial debut in features.


 

Projections

Sunday September 6, 2022 - 03:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 9
Monday September 7, 2022 - 08:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 9


 

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