- Release Date
- October, 2nd, 2020
- Running Time
- Screening Format
[ Directed by ]
[ Produced by ]
- YAMAUCHI Akihiro ── Executive Producer
- USUI Hisashi ── Executive Producer
- WAKABAYASHI Yusuke ── Producer
[ Cast ]
[ Staff ]
- ASADA Masashi ── Original Story
- NAKANO Ryota ── Screenplay
- KANNO Tomoe ── Screenplay
- WATANABE Takashi ── Music
- OGAWA Shinji ── Planning/Produce
[ Production Company ]
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
[ Story ]
Masashi Asada is the youngest son of a four-member family, which includes his father, his mother, and his older brother. From an early age, he loves taking photos of things that entertain and excite him. His family is somewhat eccentric and laid-back, and his childhood friend Wakana ends up becoming his first love.
He enrolls in a photography school, and is ultimately given a graduation assignment with the theme of "Express yourself with just one photo." Without hesitating, he chooses his family as his subject. He decides to recreate an actual episode in his family's past, for which they all dress up in costume, and the photo ends up winning the Dean's Prize at his school.
After graduating, Masashi returns to his hometown and loafs around without finding a steady job. Eventually, he makes up his mind to take photography seriously, and the subject he chooses to focus on is, once again, his own family. They each dress up as the kind of person they always wanted to be, and take photos of that scenario. This inspires them to imagine all kinds of setups, costumes, and characters, for what becomes a photographic series.
An exhibition is held of Masashi's work, and he lines up a deal to publish a collection of it. The resulting book, "The Asadas," wins the 34th Kimura Ihei Award, one of Japan's most prestigious accolades in photography.
Masashi begins to accept invitations from other families, and his professional career gets off to a smooth start. However, when he is asked to take a photo for a family whose child suffers from a serious illness, he encounters a situation unlike anything he has experienced before. He falls into a slump, and loses the will to work.
Then one day while preparing an exhibition of his photos, the Great East Japan Earthquake strikes...
[ Contact (International) ]
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