A slow-cooked original script from Director Tatsushi Omori, starring a specially chosen 15 year-old newcomer
A new project from Tatsushi Omori, whose films like The Whispering of the Gods and The Ravine of Goodbye have made his name well-known both in Japan and abroad. Working from a long-nurtured original script, he brings a new masterpiece to the screen. In the starring role is YOSHI, a 15 year-old model and Instagrammer specially chosen for this, his first screen appearance. In middle school, he met Virgil Abloh (creative director for Kanye West, a man whose many job titles have included architect and graphic designer, and who this year is serving as Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton’s menswear ready wear line) and worked as a model for Abloh’s Off-White street fashion brand. YOSHI’s modeling credits also include Helmut Lang, X-Girl, and Nike. In August of this year, YOSHI was also profiled in the ‘Art’ category of Forbes Japan’s ‘30 Under 30 Japan’, featuring 30 prominent under-30s from fields ranging from the arts through business and sports to science.
Taro is a boy who has never in his life been to school. Unmoored, left to his own devices, he has only his freedom, and the people around him. The story describes his life, sometimes vibrant, and sometimes violent.
■ 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (2019)
- Japan Now
■ 14th Roma Film Festival (2019)
■ 24th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (2020)
- Bucheon Choice
■ 15th Camera Japan Film Festival (2020)
■ Kaohsiung Film Festival (2020)
■ EstAsia Film Festival (2021)
- YOSHI, Masaki Suda (菅田将暉), Taiga (太賀)
- Tatsushi Omori (大森立嗣)
- Japan release
- September 6, 2019
- 119 min.
- Technical Specs
- Color / Digital / 5.1ch