BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
International documentary

Rent a Family Inc.

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Rent a Family Inc.
Danmark/ 2012/ 1 t. 17 min.
LANGUAGE:
Japansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Kaspar Astrup Schröder
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Kajita Akihiro, Kaspar Astrup Schröder
PRODUCER:
Mette Heide
Beneath the surface of the surface

Ryuichi runs a small company called I Want To Cheer You Up Ltd, which rents out family members, spouses and friends to clients who are desperate to keep up a correct social facade. But Ryuichi has a secret of his own: His wife and his two sons are completely unaware of his profession. RENT A FAMILY INC. provides an intimate portrait of an interesting character, while simultaneously providing a larger image of a society whose norms and expectations play a part in constantly widening the gap between dream and reality.

 

Kaspar Astrup Schröder

KASPAR ASTRUP SCHRÖDER is a self-taught visual artist and director whose first feature documentary, THE INVENTION OF DR. NAKAMATS (2009), was screened to great acclaim at festivals all over the world.