Kaoru Ikeya, Roots, 2012

Kaoru Ikeya, Roots, 2012

Kaoru Ikeya, Roots, 2012

Kaoru Ikeya, Roots, 2012

Kaoru Ikeya, Roots, 2012

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.

Credit
Curated by AV Festival. UK Premiere. 

Roots (Senzo Ni Naru)
Dir. Kaoru Ikeya

£8.80/£7.30

Tue 11 March 2014, 6pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG
tynesidecinema.co.uk

FILM CREDITS
Year: 2012
Runtime: 118min
Format: DCP
Country: Japan
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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