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2013

Iya monogatari Oku no hito

The Tale of Iya

祖谷(いや)物語 -おくのひと-

Release Date
February, 15th, 2014
Running Time
169 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm,DCP
Screening Format with Subtitles
English (DCP)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Nikonikofilm

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Nikonikofilm

[ Production Studio ]

Nikonikofilm

[ Story ]

A visual poem that captures the undulating peaks and ravines of the remote Iya region in Tokushima Prefecture. Shot on 35mm film, it depicts the daily lives of an elderly mountain man and his granddaughter, and conveys the nobility of living in harmony with nature. Received a Special Mention in the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival's Asian Future section.
Way up in the mountains of Iya, Grandpa (Tanaka Min) and Haruna (Takeda Rina) adhere to a solitary, self-sufficient lifestyle without electricity or gas. Then Kudo (Onishi Shima), a young man from the city with a romantic view of country life, moves into the village at the foot of their mountain.

[ Official Site ]

http://iyamonogatari.jp/contents/renewal-en

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2013 Tokyo International Film Festival, Asian Future, Special Mention
2014 Tromso International Film Festival, Competition, Grandprix
2014 Hong Kong International Film Festival, Young Cinema Competition, Special Jury Prize

[ Contact (International) ]

PFF General Incorporated Association
SHIBUYA FIRST TOWER, 1-2-20 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0011
Attn: KUBOTA Yuri
tel: +81 3 5774 5296
fax: +81 3 3461 3483
E-mail: international@pff.or.jp
http://pff.jp/english

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