• Special Program
Two Journalists: One Century
[ 笑う101歳×2 笹本恒子 むのたけじ ]
Director: Atsunori Kawamura
  • Documentary
World Premiere
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11/01 10:10- (91min) -
  • Q&A
  • Greetings from the stage
Guest (tentative): Greetings from the Stage: Q&A: Atsunori Kawamura(Director)、Tsuneko Sasamoto(Cast), Tkashi Kako(Music)
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Tsuneko Sasamoto and Takeji Muno are 101-year-old journalists. Sasamoto writes about accomplished people both famous and unknown. Her photographs have always reflected ever-changing times, vividly depicting women during and after WWII. Muno, an extraordinary journalist, resigned from his newspaper job on the day Japan lost the war, out of remorse for writing pro-war articles. He left Tokyo for his hometown and founded "Taimatsu (Torch)" to keep his journalism alive. At 101 Sasamoto claims her life is ongoing. Muno says he’s at the pinnacle of his life. We have a lot to learn from their optimism.
Director Atsunori Kawamura

Kawamura explores the intellectual frontier, ranging from art and modern history to spirituality. As an NHK producer/director he set a new standard in Japanese documentary making with works such as "The Silk Road" and "The Tibetan Book of the Dead". His first feature film Drops of Heaven was a critical and commercial success. A Tokyo University alumnus with a law degree.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Atsunori Kawamura
Producer : Noriyasu Hirakata
Music : Takashi Kako
Cinematographer : Hideyo Nakano
Cinematographer : Tsutomu Ebine
Editor : Akiko Katarao
Music Director/Sound Designer : Masayuki Onoe
Cast Tsuneko Sasamoto
Takeji Muno
Shosuke Tanihara(Narrator)
91min. Color Japanese [Subtitled in English] | 2016 Japan | Distributor in Japan: Magic Hour Co., Ltd. / LUXES
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