BIFF 2020
Internasjonal fiksjon

Harmonium

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Fuchi ni tatsu
Frankrike / Japan/ 2016/ 1 t. 58 min.
LANGUAGE:
japansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Mariko Tsutsui, Tadanobu Asano, Kanji Furutachi, Kana Mahiro, Takahiro Miura
DIRECTOR:
Kôji Fukada
WRITER:
Kôji Fukada
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Ken'ichi Negishi
PRODUCER:
Hiroshi Niimura, Yoshito Ohyama, Masa Sawada, Tsuyoshi Toyama
Japanese disharmony

Toshio leads a quiet life with his wife Akie and ten year old daughter Hotaru until one day he is visited by an old acquaintance who's just gotten out of jail. To his wife's initial dismay, Toshio offers the man a job at his factory and invites him to stay at their house. And as the guest continues to invade their personal space, it becomes clear that his intentions are not quite what he first let on. Starting out as a traditional Japanese family drama, HARMONIUM expertly manipulates audience expectations to create something far more surprising and unique.

 

Kôji Fukada

Kôji Fukada (Japan, 1980) Filmography: SAYÔNARA (2015), HOTORI NO SAKUKO (2013), HOSPITALITÉ (2010), HUMAN COMEDY IN TOKYO (2008)