Breath of Rokkasho
- Wednesday, May 30, 17:15 Naxoshalle Kino
- Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 130 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director & world sales: Bunyo KIMURA
- Script: Shunsuke SUGITA, Shin KANESAWA, Kisara NAKAUE, Hirotakawa KUWAHARA, Bunyo KIMURA
- Production: team JUDAS 2017
- Camera: Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Kenta TAWARA
- Cast: Shigeki YANAGISAWA, Nana NAGAO, Ryuta FURUYA, Tomoki KIMURA, Tokuichi SAITO
- International premiere
- Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
Norio, Yamato, and Yoshi have been friends ever since they spent their childhood in the Seed Association, a political sect. Years later, Norio and Yamato are still active supporters of the group, while Yoshi lives as a single mother. Together, they go on a journey that brings them to question their past ideals. Bunyo KIMURA analyzes the fragile condition of a nation shaken by catastrophes and crises.
Bunyo KIMURA was born in Aomori Prefecture in 1979. He began shooting 8mm films during his time at university and was one of the founding members of the Kyoto International Student Film Festival. He made his feature film debut in 2008 with GOODBYE. His follow-up film WHERE DOES LOVE GO? (2012) was shown at numerous film festivals, including Nippon Connection Film Festival 2013.
2008 Goodbye (Hebano / NC ’09); 2012 Where Does Love Go? (Ai no yukue kari / NC ’13)