SAKURAJIMA SOSYUN / EARLY SPRING

2015, Colour, Japan, Focus on World Cinema

 

Production Team

Director : Hiroshi Toda

Screenwriter : Hiroshi Toda

Cinematographer : Guillaume Tauveron, Hiroshi Toda

Editor : Hiroshi Toda

Cast : Yoichi Hayashi, Hitomi Wakahara, Kenkichi Nishi, Katsuhiko Nishi

Music : Mica Toda

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Mica Toda, Skeleton Films, Precious OIKE, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604 0836 (Japon), tél.: (+81-901) 712 78 22, 92ny46@bma.biglobe.ne.jp.


 

Synopsis

Takashi Arimura had been working in Kyoto. Now that he’s reached the age of retirement he’s returned to his hometown, Kagoshima. A beautiful city with a volcano overlooking it, but the vista can’t make up for the fact that life in retirement is depressing. With the encouragement of his wife, Kyoko, he takes up a new hobby -- drawing. He picks a paintbrush for the first time. The world now looks very different. He now has a goal in life. Can he reach it?

 

Director

A self-taught filmmaker, Hiroshi Toda had been making shorts irregularly -- and working as a psychiatric nurse -- since the mid-1980s when his first feature, SNOW IN SPRING (2003), was a surprise selection in several festivals. Since then he has directed annually, for his own production company, Skelton Films. He now has two dozen titles -- and many awards -- to his credit.


 

Projections

Sunday August 30, 2022 - 04:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 16
Monday August 31, 2022 - 09:10 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 16


 

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