- World Premiere
Indie Forum [12th CO2 Grant-recipient Film]
Director: FUJIMURA Akiyo（藤村明世）
2016｜Japan｜Color｜93min｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
|3/5 (Sat)||15:10 *Sold Out||The Seventh Art Theater||◎|
|3/12 (Sat)||17:00 *Sold Out||The Seventh Art Theater||◎|
- KUBO Haruka (久保陽香), OKADA Atsuya (岡田篤哉), NITORI Miki (似鳥美貴), SHINJU Hiromi (辰寿広美), Mayumi (真弓), TOKIMITSU Riku (時光陸), MIMURA Tae (美村多栄), TSUJI Yoko (辻葉子), KOTSUMA Tomoe (古妻朋瑛), TSUJI Nagiko (辻凪子)
Ten years have gone by since Eriko moved to Tokyo to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. But things haven’t gone like she expected and for Eriko there was no hope in sight. She receives the news about her older sister’s sudden death. Eriko returns home to attend her sister’s funeral and barely manages to deliver a eulogy. Her relatives question Eriko’s pretend life as a successful actress. On a whim, Eriko declares that she will care for Kazuma, her sister’s ten-year-old son, while finding out that her sister worked as a mourner-for-hire at funerals.
Eriko is played by KUBO Haruka, who has appeared in several TV commercials and movies. The cast also includes Miki Nitori (the honor student of the 12th CO2), TOKIMITSU Riku (lead actor of “Nice to Meet You (Tekisetsu na kyori),” a 7th CO2 grant-recipient film), TOSA Kazunari of Europe-Kikaku and guest appearance by KOYANAGI Keiko (former Daiei-contract actress who regularly appeared in MIZOGUCHI Kenji’s film). Cinematographer is NATAGA Yuichi of “TATTOO Ari” and “Fancy Dance” fame. The art direction is handled by SHIOKAWA Setsuko who worked on “The New World” (a 7th CO2 grant-recipient film) and “Fly Me to Minami” (competition entry at the 8th Osaka Asian Film Festival).