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映画『はなればなれに』日本語版 公式HPはこちら

Original title:HANARE BANARENI
はなればなれに

Japan / Color / 85min.45sec. / DCP / Japanese

Festival
1)Tokyo International Film Festival
(Japnese Eye Competition),Japan,2012
2)Osaka Asian Film Festival
(New Frontier of Japanese Filmmakers),Japan,2013
3)Taipei Film Festival
(International New Talent Competition),Taiwan,2013
4)East End Film Festival
(EEFF Best Feature Competition),United Kingdom,2013
5)Mexico International Film Festival
(Bronze Palm Award),Mexico,2013
6)Haifa International Film Festival,Israel,2013
7)Petaluma International Film Festival,U.S.A,2013
8)Warsaw Film Festival
(Competition 1-2),Poland,2013
9)9th Festival of New Japanese Film,Germany,2013
10)Gijon Film Festival(Rellume),Spain,2013
11)Fukui Film Festival,Japan,2013
12)Japan-Filmfest Hamburg,Germany,2014

映画祭
1)第29回ワルシャワ映画祭(1、2作目コンペティション),ポーランド,2013
2)第25回東京国際映画祭(ある視点部門),2012
3)第51回ヒホン映画祭(Rellume部門),スペイン,2013
4)第8回大阪アジアン映画祭(日本映画人のニュー・フロンティア部門),2013
5)第15回台北映画祭(インターナショナル・ニュータレント・コンペティション),台湾,2013
6)イーストエンド映画祭(EEFF Best Feature Competition),イギリス,2013
7)メキシコ国際映画祭(ブロンズ・パーム・アワード受賞),メキシコ,2013
8)第29回ハイファ国際映画祭,イスラエル,2013
9)第5回ペタルーマ国際映画祭,アメリカ,2013
10)9th Festival of New Japanese Film,ドイツ,2013
11)第8回福井映画祭(長編部門 審査員特別賞),2013
12)第15回ジャパン・フィルム・フェスト・ハンブルク,ドイツ,2014


Interview
●Tokyo International Film Festival (Interview

インタビュー
●東京国際映画祭 監督インタビュー

News
●Telegraph
By Robbie Collin, Chief Film Critic


Kuro. Dir: Daisuke Shimote; Starring: Airi Kido, Yu Saitoh, Hideo Nakaizumi, Wakana Matsumoto, Miwako Wagatsuma. 100 min.

Seldom this year have I felt quite so delighted, refreshed and nourished by a film as Kuro, an impish reverie bathed in milky colours and even light, and the best thing I have seen at the Tokyo International Film Festival this year.

Kuro (Airi Kido) is a blithe young Tokyo woman who is fired from a boutique bakery for eating too many croissants on the job. While dawdling around the city, she meets two more aimless souls: Gou(Hideo Nakaizumi), a director whose actress wife is unimpressed by his extra-marital flirtations, and Eito (Yu Saitoh), a photographer whose long term relationship has recently begun to curdle.

Together, apropos of almost nothing, the trio drive out to the coastal resort of Oshima, where an abandoned hotel becomes the setting for a kind of blissed-out collective daydream. In a series of liltingly funny skits, the trio go on day trips, bicker in the hotel or simply play games with one another, and all of these activities are shaped by the same wispy dream logic.

A game of Wii Sports Tennis, for example, drifts away from the television and becomes a fully mimed Wimbledon final on the hotel roof. An argument about sleeping with the light on, off or
dimmed is resolved with a poetically funny visual punchline.

This is 36-year-old director Daisuke Shimote’s first film, and beneath its gauzy surface the craftsmanship is meticulous. The Festival programme notes Shimote’s postgraduate studies into thework of Yasujiro Ozu, but while the Japanese master’s formal rigour is very much in evidence inKuro, there’s a conceptual playfulness here too that’s distinctly European.

The comic timing often recalls Tati, and Kuro, Gou and Eito’s wispy chemistry evokes the central relationships in Bande à part (Godard’s film was originally released in Japan under the name Hanarebanare Ni – roughly translated as ‘separate pieces’ – which is also Kuro's Japanese title.)

Film buffs may also spot nods to Woody Allen, Edward Yang, François Truffaut and others, but Kuro wears its cineliteracy lightly, and really the film is an opportunity for its audience, as well as characters, to soar into the realms of fancy, leaving the real world dangling miles below. It’s a winking, twinkling pleasure.


●ScreenDaily
By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir/scr: Daisuke Shimote. Japan. 2012. 100mins
An engagingly playful ensemble drama that wears its love for French New Wave cinema on its sleeve, writer/director Daisuke Shimote’s Kuro (Hanare Banareni) is a charmer of an art house film given sweet-natured energy by central character Kuro Ueki (the delightful Airi Kido).

Kuro is just the sort of sweetly charming film to feature strongly on the festival circuit.

An adult coming-of-age ensemble drama, each scene is shot in one long take with minimal dialogue as Shimote strives to emphasise the mental and emotional distances between the characters, as well as shooting elegantly structured scenes that play on a youthful sense of oddball fun, with clear references to Jean-Luc Godard’s Bande à part (Band Of Outsiders). The film had its world premiere at the Tokyo Film Festival.

This ‘band of outsiders’ are sweetly laid-back Kuro dreamed of becoming a baker, but gets fired from the bakery sheworks at and heads off into the city to steal clothes, charm all around her; Eito (Yu Saitoh), a photographer, breaks up with his girlfriend Nana (Wakana Matsumoto) who wants to get married, and Gou (Hideo Nakaizumi), a theatre director, who has his production thrown into jeopardy after his lead actress drops out.

These three young people, with nothing in common, meet by coincidence head out of Tokyo and stay together at a deserted inn near the sea. They play games, sleep, have fun – Gou plans to adapt his stage play so Kuro can play the lead – and embrace their time together, fending off the realities of life for as long as possible.

The seaside backdrop provides the perfect playground for their antics – from a wide empty veranda where they play invisible tennis through to the rocky beach where they mull over things – with debut writer/director Daisuke Shimote letting the spaces in-between his characters help tell their oddball story as much as the minimal dialogue.

Kuro is just the sort of sweetly charming film to feature strongly on the festival circuit and is certainly a nice balance to more traditionally structured film emerging from mainstream Japanese cinema.

Production company/sales: Particle Pictures, particlepictures@gmail.com
Producer: Takahito Obinata
Executive producer: Taeko Sudo
Cinematography: Takahiro Haibara
Editor: Yusuke Nagae
Website: http://cargocollective.com/hanare_banareni
Main cast: Airi Kido, Yu Saitoh, Hideo Nakaizumi, Wakana Matsumoto, NorA, Miwako Wagatsuma, Hikari Kajiwara,
Koichiro Saka

●Hollywood Reporter
by Megan Lehmann

Kuro: Tokyo Film Festival Review
The Bottom Line Three’s company in this feather-light drama from Japan.
Cast : Airi Kido, Yu Saitoh,Hideo Nakaizumi
Writer-director : Daisuke Shimote

Airi Kido, Yu Saitoh and Hideo Nakaizumi play odd bedfellows in Daisuke Shimote’s lighthearted debut feature.

A trio of Tokyoites jitterbugs through a series of absurdist set pieces on their way to self-discovery in Kuro, the self-consciously quirky debut feature by Japanese director Daisuke Shimote. Insubstantial but occasionally diverting, it’s a comic drama whose purely physical comedy comes in fits and starts, seemingly independent of the narrative.

Daisuke reveals a good eye for composition and, although Kuro doesn’t have the substance to travel much further than its slot in the Japanese Eyes section of the Tokyo International Film Festival, it’s a respectable calling card for the former art student whose studies have focused on the works of legendary cinematic craftsman Yasujiro Ozu.

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Formerly known as Hanare Banareni, which loosely translates as “far apart”, the new title aptly reflects the dominant role played by the female member of the group. Kuro (cute newcomer Airi Kido) is an ennui-addled teen with scant regard for social niceties or the law. She works in a bakery in such a desultory way that it’s hard to believe her big dream is to be a baker herself.

Summarily fired for slacking off, she is scooped up off the street after creating a ruckus by stealing from some jazz buskers (she later shapes the pilfered yen into paper airplanes). Her saviour, it turns out, is Gou (Hideo Nakaizumi), a theater director whose latest production is in limbo after losing its diva-like lead actress. The two head out of Tokyo in his vintage car, stopping to pick up

Eito (Yu Saitoh), hitchhiking after his car has broken down. Eito, a photographer who has just broken up with his fiancée, leads them to the seaside, to a deserted inn that belonged to his late uncle. Through silent agreement the three strangers begin living there, with the chain-smoking Kuro getting the upper hand whenever there is dissension in the ranks.

Sparse dialogue and long, static takes, in which Daisuke often reconfigures the trio in the frame for the hell of it, give these scenes an observational quality and serve to emphasize the distance between the emotionally vacant characters.

They amuse themselves with silly games and there are some nice sequences, including one involving lobster soup and another in which a half-hearted game of Wii turns entertainingly theatrical when moved outside.

Still, the narrative is bare-bones, the pace obstinately slow and the ending fizzles. The formality of the framing nods to the filmmaker’s appreciation of Ozu’s works, as do the conspicuous flashes of the color red.

Production company: Particle Pictures
Venue: Tokyo International Film Festival
Cast: Airi Kido, Yu Saitoh, Hideo Nakaizumi
Writer-director: Daisuke Shimote
Producer: Takahito Obinata
Executive producer: Taeko Sudo
Director of photography: Takahiro Haibara
Editor: Yusuke Nagae
Music: Airi Kido, Hideo Nakaizumi
Sales: Particle Pictures, Tokyo
No rating, 100 minutes
映画『はなればなれに』日本語版 公式HPはこちら



Daisuke Shimote
Director / Screenwriter

Biography
Born in 1976 in Gifu. Studied at Nihon University College of Art, and received an MSc from Waseda University's Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies. Returned to the school after graduation as a visiting researcher to further his study of Yasujiro Ozu.{KURO}is his first feature film.


下手大輔 Daisuke SHIMOTE
監督/脚本

1976年岐阜出身。日本大学藝術学部、早稲田大学大学院で映画を学ぶ。同大学院客員研究員として小津安二郎の研究をする。その後、撮影助手やメイキング担当等として映画に参加。本作が長編映画第1作。


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Attn: Taeko Sudo
♯101Sudo BLDG,5-29-6,Shimbashi,Minato-ku,Tokyo 105-0004 JAPAN
Tel: +81 3 6315 6695 Fax:+81 3 6315 6695
particlepictures@gmail.com
http://cargocollective.com/hanare_banareni

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Kuro used to dream of becoming a baker, but gets fired from the bakery she works at. Eito, a photographer, breaks up with his girlfriend who he was thinking of marrying. Gou, a theater director, has his production thrown into jeopardy after his lead actress drops out. These three people with no common ground meet by coincidence, then leave Tokyo and begin living together at a deserted inn near the sea. The shooting concept was to keep the dialog to a minimum. Each scene was shot in one long take to emphasize the emotional distances between the characters.




パン職人を目指していたが、勤め先のパン屋を解雇されたクロ。結婚を意識していた恋人のナナと、喧嘩別れをしたカメラマンの英斗。主演女優のレイが降板し、舞台の上演が危ぶまれる演出家の豪。それぞれ別の人生の目的を持った接点のない3人が、ひょんなことから出会い、東京を飛び出す。行き場をなくした3人は、海辺の閉鎖された旅館で共同生活を始める。台詞は最小限に、BGMは生演奏とラジオのみ、可能な限りワンシーンワンカットで撮影するというコンセプトを通して3人の心情の距離感をシンプルに、そしてダイレクトに描いた大人の青春群像劇。
Actor Name (Character Name)

Airi Kido (Kuro Ueki)

Snowchild ” A leading actress
*Moscow International Film Festival 2011


Yu Saitoh (Eito Suzuki)

The Red Spot Der Rote Punkt
*Festival des Films du Monde – Montréal 2008


Hideo Nakaizumi (Gou Kimura)

City of Life and Death” A leading actor
*San Sebastian Film Festival 2009

Wakana Matsumoto (Nana Hashimoto)
Miwako Wagatsuma (Momo Yamamoto)
The End of Puberty (Koi Ni Itaru Yamai) ” A leading actress
*Berlin International Film Festival 2012
NorA (Rei Kimura)
Hikari Kajiwara (Kizashi)
Park and Love Hotel” A leading actress
*Berlin International Film Festival 2008
Taro Suwa (Taizo Ando)
Koichiro Sakai (office worker)
Seiko Igawa (old woman)
S.S.Orchestra (street musician)
Hayato Kusano (theater employee)
Daisuke Iijima (Gallery Owner)


城戸 愛莉 (植木クロ 役)
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*モスクワ映画祭特別賞受賞
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NorA (木村レイ 役)
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