Step by step or rather bit by bit, more news have become available about Who Were We? one of the new film projects starring Komatsu Nana. Directed by Tetsuya Tomina, it was shot in 2022 and Komatsu Nana‘s co-star is seasoned actor Ryuhei Matsuda. The movie is still listed as work in progress (post-production).
The storyline/synopsis surfaced a few days ago and a poster (temp? final?) was included on various reports on March 3.
Short Synopsis (from HKIFF): A woman who has no memory of her past falls in love with a man who also has no memory. Who were they before they met?
Story (from HKIFF): The story is set in a gold-mining town on Sado Island, Japan. A woman wakes up with no memory of her past. She is rescued by an elderly female cleaner named Kii (which means the colour yellow). Kii takes her to a home that already houses two girls—Aka (red) and Kuro (black). Unable to remember her name, the woman is given the name Midori (green). Midori and Kii start working together as cleaners at the gold mine. There, Midori meets a man who works as the night guard. He says he has no name nor memory of his past. Midori names him Ao (blue). The two people who have no memory of their respective pasts become attracted to each other. The world they inhabit feels somewhat different from the normal world. Eventually, the true identity of Midori and the people in her life are unveiled. This film tells a story of life and death, dreams and reality, existence and its ambiguities.
Sources: Meeting HK (Mandarin) – M.ThePaper (Mandarin) – Industry HKIFF (English)