Nippon Cinema ª
Former punk rocker Jonen, now a buddhist priest, seems to have lost the meaning of his life. His manic depression handicaps him further. Music seems to be the only solution for him to exorcize his demons, against all obstacles and sound volume controllers. Shot in Fukushima, KATO tells a caring and humorous story of family, Buddhism and passion.
Abraxas (NC 2011)
About Naoki KATO
Naoki KATO was born in Tokyo in 1980 and studied film at Tokyo University of the Arts with Kiyoshi KUROSAWA and Takeshi KITANO, among others. In 2007 he debuted as a director with his internationally successful film A BAO A QU.