The UK premiere of this tender and humorous film about Naoshi, a 79 year old lumber man from the Kesen district, won awards at the Berlin Film Festival. It is screened as a tribute to survivors of the Japan tsunami of 11 March 2011. Following the tsunami, Naoshi is determined to rebuild his house in the exact same location, to live out his days in his birthplace and continue to honour his dead son’s memory. Far from simple, this reconstruction process highlights the complexity of family duty, traditional customs, community spirit and municipal legislation.
Curated by AV Festival. UK Premiere.
Tue 11 March 2014, 6pm
10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Production Company: Ren Universe
DoP: Masaharu Fukui
Editor: Koichi Tayama
Sound: Takehiko Watanabe
International Sales: Yoko Kwon, Ren Universe, Inc.
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