The Call Of Zon
- Friday, May 31, 22:15 Naxoshalle Kino
Zon kara no messeji
- Japan 2018, 117 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Takuji SUZUKI
- Script: Takeshi FURUSAWA
- Production: The Film School of Tokyo, Fushanosha
- Camera: Kei NAKASE
- World sales: Fushanosha
- Cast: Ryudai TAKAHASHI, Riyo NAGAO, Shogo ISHIMARU, Masahito KARAKAMA, Ritsuko
- International premiere in the presence of the actress Ritsuko
- Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
The small town of Yumetoi has been sealed off from the outside world for 20 years by a mysterious phenomenon called “Zon”. But more and more people, like Ippo and his girlfriend Remi, begin to wonder: What lies beyond “Zon”? Takuji SUZUKI’s experimental science fiction film will capture you with its surreal atmosphere, which is intensified by a unique combination of digital and analog images.
Takuji SUZUKI was born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1967. He started shooting 8mm films in high school. With his short film NIJI (1987) he won the Special Jury Award at PIA Film Festival. After that, he appeared as an actor in numerous films while continuing to shoot his own films, among them his feature length debut I AM A CAT STALKER (2009) as well as THE WIFE OF GEGEGE (2010), A BAND RABBIT AND A BOY (2013), JOGGING WATARIDORI (2016), and RANDEN (2018).