Yuya ISHII 石井裕也
On Demand: A Madder Red
Nippon Cinema ª
Ryoko has been a widow and single mother for seven years. She works in a garden center during the day and in a sex club at night. Neither she nor her son Junpei have gotten over the death of their husband and father, and Junpei is bullied at school. The titular red color becomes a symbol for the suffering and injustice in their lives.
Mon., June 06, 2022
Original with English subtitles
Nippon Connection On Demand
Akaneiro ni yakareru
Machiko ONO, Iori WADA, Yuki KATAYAMA, Joe ODAGIRI, Masatoshi NAGASE
About Yuya ISHII
Yuya ISHII, born in Saitama Prefecture in 1983, graduated from Osaka University of Arts. His graduation film and feature-length debut BARE-ASSED JAPAN (2005) was invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam. His film SAWAKO DECIDES (2010 / NC ’10) had its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum. He won all important Japanese film awards as best director and received an Oscar nomination for THE GREAT PASSAGE (2013). After several big budget films, he returned to his roots in independent filmmaking with THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS ALWAYS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE (2017 / NC ’17).