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Director Yoshitaka Mori in attendance

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SATOSHI – A MOVE FOR TOMORROW  (聖の青春)

 

Runtime: 124 min / 2016
Director: Yoshitaka Mori
Starring:  Kenichi Matsuyama, Masahiro Higashide, Shota Sometani, Lily Franky, Keiko Takeshita
Canadian Premiere

This powerful drama takes place in the world of professional shogi (Japanese chess). It is the true story of shogi master Satoshi Murayama, and his rivalry with Yoshiharu Habu, the greatest shogi genius of the century. Satoshi died of an intractable disease at age 29 but devoted his life to fighting not only the disease but also his rivals, feverishly pursuing the highest title, at risk to his life.

A genuinely touching portrait of a driven genius who knows time is running out as well as the mentors and friend who supported him.  Winner of much critical acclaim in Japan where it was closing night film at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Kenichi Matsuyama portrays Satoshi with startling intensity and physically transformed himself for the role.

DIRECTOR YOSHITAKA MORI IN ATTENDANCE

 

Official Website: http://satoshi-movie.jp/

 

難病と闘いながら将棋に人生を賭け、29歳の若さで亡くなった棋士・村山聖(さとし)の生涯を描いた大崎善生による同名ノンフィクション小説を、松山ケンイチ主演により映画化。幼い頃から腎臓の難病・腎ネフローゼを患い、入退院を繰り返した村山聖は、入院中に何気なく父から勧められた将棋に心を奪われる。師匠との出会い、そしてプロ棋士として羽生善治ら同世代のライバル棋士たちと死闘を繰り広げ、まさに命を削りながら将棋を指した村山聖の壮絶な一生が描かれる。

監督は「宇宙兄弟」の森義隆、脚本を「リンダ リンダ リンダ」の向井康介がそれぞれ担当。羽生善治とは「東の羽生、西の村山」と並び称された村山を演じる松山は、役作りのため20キロ以上も重増。羽生役には東出昌大が扮した。
(映画.comより)

監督:森義隆  出演:松山ケンイチ、東出昌大、染谷将太、竹下景子、リリー・フランキー