Hear Her Out

“Always a pleasure to work with Chanel, always a pleasure to work with Nana” wrote photographer and director Julien Birban Lévy in a tweet announcing his new short film on Thursday May 19. The French artist who often uses Tokyo, Paris or New York as base camps previously worked with actress and model Komatsu Nana on several occasions, especially in 2016 for the short film There is no Tomorrow.

This time he put his efforts into ‘Hear me out‘ a short film clip for Chanel and Madame Figaro Japon. Duration: 2’48 – Soundtrack: Who’s it gonna be by Suo – text by Salomé Kiner (French).

See more: short film, Madame Figaro July issue

Shiseido Yesterday and Today

As of today, actress and model Komatsu Nana has become the image and figurehead of the Beauty Time Machine campaign for worldwide famous cosmetics brand Shiseido. Shiseido (株式会社資生堂) is the biggest cosmetics company in Japan, founded in 1872, it is also one of the oldest companies in the world. This ‘time machine’ campaign will last until December as the brand celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Over the years, Komatsu Nana has appeared in countless commercials as an ambassador for Integrate, the make-up division of Shiseido (see related posts on this blog: Integrate tag) but she also promoted the brand as a whole on many occasions. In January 2022, she was part of a series of clips celebrating the brand’s anniversary: 150 Years of Shiseido. In this post you’ll find a selection of much older campaigns.

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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