• Special Program
The Gift of Memory
[ うつくしいひと ]
Director: Isao Yukisada
  • Drama
  • Romance
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10/27 16:35- (39min) -
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Guest (tentative): Greetings from the Stage: Isao Yukisada(Director), Sang-Jung Kang(political scientist), Ryotaro Yonemura(Actor), Ai Hashimoto(Actress), Kengo Kora(actor), Kumamon(Public officials)
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A film director who is location hunting in Kumamoto meets and travels with a young woman. He used to live there and has returned after many years to give something to his first crush. It turns out the woman he just met is a daughter of his first love. Performed by actors and prominent figures from the area. Political scientist Kang Sang-jung plays the director and Ai Hashimoto plays the young woman. Co-actors include Kengo Kora, Eri Ishida, Ryotaro Yonemura, as well as Kumamoto's PR character Kumamon. Beautiful scenes of Kumamoto such as the Kumamoto Castle, Tsujun Bridge and Kikuchi Gorge are showcased throughout the film.
Director Isao Yukisada

Yukisada made his film debut with Sunflower (2000), which won the FIPRESCI Award at the Busan International Film Festival. He cemented his status as a box-office favorite with the megahits Go (2001), and Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World (2004). He won another FIPRESCI Award at Berlin in 2010 for Parade. His Nikkatsu Roman Porno Aroused by Gymnopédies and his Narratage are to be released.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Isao Yukisada
Screenplay : Anne Horizumi
Cinematographer : Jun Fukumoto
Lighting : Tokuju Ichikawa
Recording : Hironori Ito
Production Designer : Naoki Soma
Music : Meyna Co.
Editor : Tsuyoshi Imai
Costume : Keisuke Baba
Hair/Make-up : Akemi Kurata
Cast Ai Hashimoto
Kang Sang-jung
Kengo Kora
Eri Ishida
Ryotaro Yonemura
39min. | 2016 Japan |
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