Kazuya SHIRAISHI 白石和彌


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Tokyo 1969: young Megumi gets hired by the production company of Koji WAKAMATSU, revolutionary enfant terrible of the Japanese underground film scene. As Megumi comes to be accepted as an equal by her colleagues, her self-doubt concerning her own artistic creativity starts to grow. Kazuya SHIRAISHI finds an extraordinary perspective for his story, reviving the wild years of Japanese cinema.

Tomerareru ka, oretachi o

日本 2018

118 分

About Kazuya SHIRAISHI

Kazuya SHIRAISHI, born in Hokkaido Prefecture in 1974, worked as an assistant director for Koji WAKAMATSU, Isao YUKISADA and Isshin INUDO. LOST PARADISE IN TOKYO (2010) was his directorial debut. His films have been shown at the most important international film festivals and have won numerous awards. The Nippon Connection Film Festival has screened many of his films, such as BIRDS WITHOUT NAMES (2017 / NC ’18), THE BLOOD OF WOLVES (2018 / NC ’19), DARE TO STOP US (2018 / NC ’19) and LAST OF THE WOLVES (2021 / NC ’22).