Chanel‘s 2016-2017 ‘Métiers d’Art Collection – Paris Cosmopolite Show’ was to be held in Tokyo on May 31, 2017. Prior to the event, Chanel Official released two clips featuring House Ambassador Nana Komatsu filmed at the Ritz Hotel in Paris and visiting Chanel’s workshops.
New clip from Neosight (Aire Inc. Lenses) released a few hours ago on YouTube. The making of a forthcoming CM (runtime: 1’03”)
Plot from AsianWiki: “Natsume Mochizuki (Nana Komatsu) works as a teen model in Tokyo, but she learns that she has to move to her father’s hometown of Ukigumo. She is in a desperate situation because she can’t do the things she wants to do in Ukigumo. One day, she meets Koichiro Hasegawa (Masaki Suda). He is the successor of the Hasegawa family. His family is wealthy and is respected in the area. Natsume Mochizuki and Koichiro Hasegawa become attracted to each other, but something changes their fate”.
Review Excerpt: “Drowning love is, besides being a rather unconventional love narrative, a demonstration of Yamato Yuki’s cinematographical talent. By framing the ever beautiful Nana Komatsu in concatenations of inventive compositions, Yuki Yamato succeeds in showing how cinematography as such can be used to communicate subjectivity in a romantic narrative. By evoking her subjectivity in a way that allows the spectator to feel like she feels, Yamato has created, despite the obvious romanticism, a sincere and believable account of Natsume’s first love”. Read the full review from Psycho Cinematography.
A few posters from Japan and South Korea
From the making of
Screen caps collection
Renowned photographer (and director) Mika Ninagawa has worked several times with Nana Komatsu. Here is a selection of three remarkable photo sessions: for MGirl in 2014, Lumine in 2015 and Vogue Taiwan in 2016.
MGirl Winter 2014-2015
Released in October 2014 by Parco Publishing, this photobook offered texts by famous Japanese poet Tanigawa Shuntaro illustrated by photographs taken by Tsukao back in winter 2012 (more detailed info in Japanese on Tsukaoblog). It includes over 50 shots of the young model, who was 16 at the time of the session, many of them are full page shots. Below is a selection of scans.
Promo Clips – Short and long versions
In February and March 2012, department store Shibuya 109 opened 23 new stores as part of their renovation scheme. One of them, ‘Against’, presented a ladies’ wear collection designed by Masonic Design Office Ltd (メソニックデザインオフィス). Model was 16-year-old Nana Komatsu.
Samurai Marathon 1855 is definitely a bold take on the genre with unexpected yet thoroughly enjoyable elements of comedy. There is action too, especially when Jinnai (Takeru Satoh), Heikuro (Mirai Moriyama) and Princess Yuki Hime (Nana Komatsu) get tough on the baddies.
The film is also a must watch for the journey you get through the beautiful landscapes of the Yamagata Prefecture: kudos to Takuro Ishizaka, director of photography whose work is matched by a haunting score written by Philip Glass. For Nana Komatsu fans, it is a ‘must-not-miss’. As Princess Yuki Hime, one of the modernistic elements of the movie, she looks proud, brave and beautiful.
Here is a special post with screencaps and short clips from the film and the making of documentary. The bonus disc* is a real treat: Amazon Japan – CD Japan. *only available in the collector’s editions.