GESU NO AI
Japan, 2016, 110′
Penniless and good-for-nothing. The scum of the universe -a film about the rock bottom world of indie film-making – is born. A 39 year- old struggling lowlife film director played by Kiyohiko Shibukawa, AKA “the unique actor loved by
directors”, who is constantly cast by directors such as Takashi Miike, Gakuryu Ishii and Toshiaki Toyoda. As a film director, he had an indie hit many years back, but refuses to go against his artistic integrity. He gets by exploiting his friends, family & the students of his acting school. One day, two new students come to his school: Minami, a naive girl from the countryside who wants to be an actress, and Ken, a scriptwriter. Tetsuo thinks Minami could be a real star, and Ken has a brilliant script that could relaunch his career as a director. With the help of an unsavoury film producer, they strive to turn this project into something tangible, but Minami’ s ability starts to impress others, and Tetsuo’s world starts to unravel. The film is produced by Adam Torel (The Land of Hope, Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats).
Uchida’s last film Greatful Dead was screened in 30 countries worldwide and received critical acclaim at many popular film festivals including the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, Brussels International
Fantastic Film Festival, Fantastic Fest and more.
Karaman Cinema, Sunday 11/9, 18:45