Kohei SENGEN 仙元浩平
On Demand: Song Of A Dying Summer
Nippon Visions ½
Natsu spends a last summer alongside his friends, Aki, Fuyu and Haru, while writing a stage play to commemorate their time together. Shot entirely on 8mm film, Kohei SENGEN’s feature-length debut, with its grainy images steeped in muted colors, creates an almost dreamlike atmosphere, conveying the melancholy of growing up – and growing apart.
Yuku natsu no uta
About Kohei SENGEN
Kohei SENGEN was born in Tokyo in 1972. Ever since graduating from Tisch School of the Arts in New York in 1995, he has been making independent films, shooting predominantly on 8mm film. He is also a member of a small group of independent filmmakers called The 7th Poetry Society. SONG OF A DYING SUMMER (2021 / NC ’22) is his feature-length debut.