Bis Mag 2018

Since early May 2018, Nana Komatsu had been busy promoting Koi Ame, a live action movie in which she starred with Yo Oizumi. On June 1, Bis Magazine online released a preview of its forthcoming July edition: the actress and model on the cover, a 10-page article and over 30 pics on glossy paper ! This magazine is still available from various online stores like Amazon Japan.



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There is no tomorrow

You know what is the rarest thing on earth? It’s not gold, it is not stardust, it is not platinum nor antimatter. The rarest thing of all is benevolence.’ This is one of the lines you hear from an unnamed character in ‘There is no tomorrow’ (明日なんてない – Ashita nante nai), a short film by French photographer, director and writer Julien Levy.

The self-produced movie (released in 2016 – runtime: 10’24”) showcased actress Nana Komatsu in a long monologue, filmed and directed by Lévy. Their collaboration was based on a common wish to make something ‘radical’.

The previous year, Julien Lévy organised a photo session with the actress for his forthcoming photobook, Every Day Is Doomsday, which is still available from various online stores, including Amazon.



Trailer-Film

Japanese Audio – English Subs



Photosession-Photobook

Every Day Is Doomsday

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Samurai Marathon Q&A

On Friday June 28, Samurai Marathon opened the 18th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival. Director Bernard Rose was there and the film’s lead actress, Nana Komatsu, graced the evening with her presence. She had come to New York to attend the US Premiere and receive a Rising Star Award.

A couple of weeks ago, Film Lincoln Center released the video of the Q&A session. Director Bernard Rose has a pretty good sense of humour and both he and his lead actress tell a few interesting things about filming and directing in Japan.