Director: Banmei TAKAHASHI
Cast: Eiji OKUDA / FUJIKO / Yukino MURAKAMI / Shota HANAOKA / Shiori DOI / Tasuku EMOTO / Keiko TAKAHASHI
Genre: Fantasy / Drama
[2015 / Color / HD / Stereo / 109 min. / Japanese with English subtitles]
Official Selection: Montreal World Film Festival 2015, The World Great Section
Tokita, already into his middle age, has been teaching at a film school in Kyoto for a while. He would prefer to be directing films rather than teaching about them but it pays the bills and life isn’t bad.
Indeed, he is having an affair with Yui, the pretty secretary of the film school. Still, the fact that he hasn’t been able to finish his script and find funding for his project nags him enormously. He is a filmmaker not a schoolteacher.
Then, on the street, he runs into a striking young high school girl Ritsuko and his life changes. Not necessarily for the better. He is immediately smitten with Ritsuko. He begins to stalk her. He becomes delusional. His life itself becomes a film. And its ending has not been written.
©"Akai Tama," Production Committee