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Archive - 8th Five Flavours Film Festival

The World of Kanako

Kawaki
Japan 2014, 118’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Tetsuya Nakashima
screenplay: Tetsuya Nakashima, Nobuhiro Monma, Miako Tadano na podst. powieści Akio Fukamachi
cinematography: Shoichi Ato
editing: Yoshiyuki Koike
music: Grand Funk Inc.
cast: Koji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroya Shimizu, Fumi Nikaido, Ai Hashimoto, Jun Kunimura, Asuka Kurosawa, Munetaka Aoki, Joe Odagiri, Miki Nakatani
producer: Satomi Odake, Yutaka Suzuki
language: Japanese
colouration: colour

Film description

A former detective, now immersed in addictions, finds out that his teenage daughter disappeared without trace. Even though he hasn't seen her in years, he suddenly finds a purpose in life: finding his only child. But Kanako was not a nice girl, and the traces she left behind are drawn with blood, tears, and powdered drugs in all the colors of the rainbow. This hyper-brutal tale is edited in a dizzying pace, saluting the classic Japanese exploitation cinema of Seijun Suzuki and Takashi Miike. Kanako compares herself to Alice, but the Wonderland she leads us through looks like a colorful antechamber of hell, drowning in the sounds of Japanese techno-pop.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Tetsuya Nakashima

Born in 1959 in Fukuoka. He received numerous awards for his music videos, commercials, and series. Director and screenwriter. After the success of "Kamikaze Girls" and "Memories of Matsuko," he was proclaimed as one of the most original and influential Japanese filmmakers. In 2010, his “Confessions” won Best Picture at the 34th Japan Academy Awards, and made the final shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Filmography:

1997 Beztroskie lato / Natsu jikan no otonatachi / Happy-Go-Lucky
1998 Beautiful Sunday
2004 Kamikaze Girls / Shimotsuma monogatari / Kamikaze Girls
2006 Żywot Matsuko / Kiraware Matsuko no isshō / Memories of Matsuko

2008 Pako i magiczna księga / Pako to mahō no ehon / Paco and the Magic Book
2010 Wyznania / Kokuhaku / Confessions
2014 Kanako w krainie czarów / Kiwaki / The World of Kanako

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