Rikiya IMAIZUMI 今泉力哉


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Supported by a rural community of elders, a same-sex stepfamily finds strength for a custody battle and rediscovers love. Director Rikiya IMAIZUMI plays with antithetical concepts of parenthood and deeply ingrained stereotypes but never pushes an agenda.

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About Rikiya IMAIZUMI

Rikiya IMAIZUMI, born in Fukushima Prefecture in 1981, made his commercial feature-length debut A FILM OF TAMA in 2010 after creating several short films. His feature films such as I CATCH A TERRIBLE CAT (2012), SAD TEA (2013), and THEIR DISTANCE (2015 / NC ’16) were screened at numerous international film festivals. With HIS (2020 / NC ’21), he won the NIPPON CINEMA AWARD 2021 at Nippon Connection.