Life Finds A Way
- Wednesday, May 29, 14:30 Naxoshalle Kino
Futsu wa hashiridasu
- Japan 2018, 110 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director & script: Hirobumi WATANABE
- Production: Foolish Piggies Films
- Camera: Woohyun BANG
- Music: Triple Fire
- World sales: ARTicle Films
- Cast: Hirobumi WATANABE, Minori HAGIWARA, Marika MATSUMOTO, Yako KOGA, Chihiro NAGAI
- International premiere
- Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
Born out of every artist’s creative crisis, the search for the next topic, Hirobumi WATANABE presents his latest film, dealing with the question of what his film should be about. The director stages himself as he idles away his days, delivering endless monologs during car rides, sleeping on the floor at his grandma’s house, or philosophizing over video games and the FIFA World Cup.
Hirobumi WATANABE was born in Tochigi in 1982. After graduating from the Japan Institute of the Moving Image he founded the production company Foolish Piggies Films with his brother, the film composer Yuji WATANABE. Starting with his debut AND THE MUD SHIP SAILS AWAY (2013 / NC ‘14), his films have been screened regularly at NIPPON CONNECTION, most recently PARTY ‘ROUND THE GLOBE (2017 / NC ‘18). His third feature POOLSIDEMAN (2016 / NC ‘17) won the Japanese Cinema Splash Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival as well as the Nippon Visions Jury Award.