Hideyuki HIRAYAMA 平山秀幸

やじきた道中 てれすこ

Nippon Cinema   ª 

Yaji, who has lost his wife and only son to an epidemic, lives alone in a ramshackle row house. He is in love with Okino, a popular local courtesan, but she remains frustratingly beyond his reach. But when she wants to run away, she needs his help. Enjoy this period costume drama in which no samurai appear, but will bring a tear to your eye after you’ve laughed yourselves silly.

やじきた道中 てれすこ
Yajikita dôchû teresuko

日本 2007

108 分


Teruo ABE



About Hideyuki HIRAYAMA

Hideyuki HIRAYAMA, born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1950, studied at Nihon University and was assistant director to Shuji TERAYAMA, among others. HIRAYAMA made his directorial debut MARIA'S STOMACH in 1990 and won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award with his second film THE GAMES TEACHERS PLAY (1992). After the great success of his horror series SCHOOL GHOST STORIES (1995), he won the FIPRESCI Award in Montreal and the Japan Academy Film Prize for Best Director with his 1998 film BEGGING FOR LOVE. Several of his films, including A LAUGHING FROG (2002 / NC '04) and THREE FOR THE ROAD (2007 / NC '08), have been screened at the Nippon Connection Film Festival.