Moonlight Shadow in South Korea

Distributed by Taeyang Media, Edmund Yeo‘s subtle and emotional adaptation of Banana Yoshimoto‘s novella Moonlight Shadow hits South Korean theaters on Wednesday April 27. Recently screened at the Asian Film Festival in Rome, Italy, the movie has so far reached Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong (InDPanda Festival). The film also became available in various countries via Viki and Netflix


Promoting Drowning Love

Drowning Love aka Oboreru Knife (溺れるナイフ) was the second feature film of young female director Yamato Yuki. The movie hit Japanese theaters on November 5 in 2016 and over the years it has become a favourite amongst Komatsu Nana and Suda Masaki fans, partly because of its inner qualities (cinematography, plot, soundtrack) but also because of the growing popularity of its two leads.

Komatsu and Suda were co-stars again (first collaboration was for Destruction Babies) and Yamato‘s film gave them the proper environment to display remarkable onscreen chemistry. After that the two thespians met again in different projects like short films for Niko and and the 2020 hit that was Tapestry/Ito. What first united them on an artistic level reached another dimension when the two young stars announced their marriage in November 2021.

Interviews, stage greetings, premiere and special screenings, Komatsu Nana and Masaki Suda were pretty busy promoting the film back in Autumn 2016, here is a non exhaustive selection and compilation of pics (some HQ at the bottom of this post)

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NHK Commercial 2015

On 23 February 2015 Komatsu Nana appeared in a CM combo called ‘Moving to Tokyo’ and ‘Mother’ for the NHK. In this short fiction, the young model and actress promises her “mom” she will wake up before the TV’s morning drama and then during an interview for a part time job, following her “dad‘s” advice she tells the owner of a coffee shop her fave TV is NHK…

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