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Hanagatami  (花筐/HANAGATAMI)

 

Runtime: 169 min / 2017
Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi
Starring: Shunsuke Kubozuka, Honoka Yahagi, Takako Tokiwa, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Mugi Kadowaki
Canadian Premiere

In 2017 veteran filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi (Casting Blossoms to the Sky, House) learned he had stage four cancer. His response was to fulfill a 40-year old filmmaking dream in the time he had remaining.

In spring 1941, Toshihiko returns from Europe, showing up at the home of his aunt in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture.  He entertains a crush on his tubercular cousin Mina while reveling in “depraved” adolescence with the girls and indulging in bravery-testing escapades with his school buddies. The pacific war soon erupts and their fragile, idyllic world is torn asunder.

Based on Kazuo Dan’s novella, this luminous, dream-like film delivers a timeless story of the pureness of youth beset by the terrible chaos of war.  On the Best 10 Films of the Year lists of Kinema Jumpo and the Japan Times.

Official Website and Trailer (in Japanese): hanagatami-movie.jp

名匠・大林宣彦監督が、1977年のデビュー作「HOUSE ハウス」より以前に書き上げていた幻の脚本を映画化し、「この空の花」「野のなななのか」に続く戦争3部作の最終章として撮り上げた青春群像劇。檀一雄の純文学「花筐」を原作に、戦争の足音が迫る時代を懸命に生きる若者たちの友情や恋を赤裸々に描き出す。

1941年、春。佐賀県唐津市の叔母のもとに身を寄せている17歳の俊彦は、アポロ神のような鵜飼、虚無僧のような吉良、お調子者の阿蘇ら個性豊かな学友たちと共に「勇気を試す冒険」に興じる日々を送っていた。肺病を患う従妹・美那に思いを寄せる俊彦だったが、その一方で女友達のあきねや千歳と青春を謳歌している。そんな彼らの日常は、いつしか恐ろしい戦争の渦に飲み込まれていき……。

大林監督作の常連俳優・窪塚俊介が俊彦役で主演を務め、俊彦が憧れを抱く美少年・鵜飼役を「無限の住人」の満島真之介、ヒロイン・美那役を「江ノ島プリズム」の矢作穂香がそれぞれ演じる。
(映画.comより)

監督:大林宣彦  出演:窪塚俊介、矢作穂香、常盤貴子、満島真之介、門脇麦

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