5 up-and coming Japanese directors depict 10 years in the future. An international project under the direction of Hirokazu Koreeda.
|Director||Chie Hayakawa, Yusuke Kinoshita, Megumi Tuno, Akiyo Fujimura, Kei Ishikawa|
|Cast||Hana Sugisaki, Jun Kunimura, Taiga, Satoru Kawaguchi, Chizuru Ikewaki|
|Distribution||Free Stone Productions|
"DATA" (directed by Ai Tsuno) is a story of a girl who inherits the personal data of her deceased family as digital heritage. "Itazura Doumei (Mischief Alliance)" (Yusuke Kinoshita) portrays children whose morals have been raised in an AI educated area. "Utsukushii Kuni (A Beautiful Country)" (Kei Ishikawa) portrays a young man from an advertising firm in charge of a campaign for the draft, where conscription to the SDF has been taken into order in Japan. "PLAN75" (Chie Hayakawa) is a future version of the folklore Ubasute where euthanasia is recommended to the elderly over 75 years old. "Sono Kuuki ha Mienai (That Invisible Air)" (Akiyo Fujimura) portrays a mother and child made to live underground due to air pollution. An anthology film of five stories.
Japan's version of the "Ten Years International Project"; based on the controversial Hong Kong film "Ten Years", five up-and-coming directors each from Japan, Thailand and Taiwan depict the society and the people of 10 years later through their own perspective, reflecting on the diverse problems of each country's current and future problems. Executive producer of the Japanese version will be Hirokazu Koreeda, who won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival for his latest "Manbiki Kazoku (Shoplifters)", and stars actors such as Jun Kunimura, Hana Sugisaki and Chizuru Ikewaki who support Japanese cinema. What future of Japan do the young directors currently see?
Born 31st July 1981. Graduate of the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. His student film ""Bird Cage"", which he directed, wrote, shot and edited, received the Runner-up Award and Audience Award at the 2003 Pia Film Festival (PFF). He was granted the PFF scholarship to film his first feature film ""Water Flower"", which was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2006. In 2013, he created the short film ""NOTHING UNUSUAL"". His feature film ""Synchronicity"" (working title), currently in development, received special mention in TALENTS TOKYO (Tokyo Filmex).