The production has just released the poster and a first trailer (a 30″ teaser) for Takahisa Zeze‘s next movie, to be released in Japanese theaters on April 24. Synopsis and officials links below.
Synopsis fromAsianWiki: Ren Takahashi (Masaki Suda) and Aoi Sonoda (Nana Komatsu) were both born in 1989. They met for the first time at the age of 13 and became each other’s first love, but they separated. At the age of 21, they met again. They were unable to undo their past. Now, they are 31-years-old.
The latest CM/Short film by Niko and has been released today, September 11 (Japan time). Once again, ‘Niko and’ had Nana Komatsu and Masaki Suda star in a quality short film as ambassadors of the brand. Song: Kotoba by 金色Bitter (kinirobitter)
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 loveis, 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.
Nana Komatsu and Masaki Suda will be co-stars again in ‘Ito’ (Yarn) a new film directed by Takahisa Zeze (The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine, The Lowlife, Heaven’s story). Filming will go from July to September* in various locations: Tokyo, Hokkaido, Okinawa and Singapore. National release: 2020. *more scenes will be shot this winter.
The film is based on and inspired by Miyuki Nakajima’s song ‘Ito‘. It tells the story of people who met and fell in love at the beginning of the Heisei Era (1989-2019), parted and then met again at the end of the same era. Director Takahisa Zeze said it was difficult to convey what was in that song but added he found two people who had the determination, the delicateness and the courage to do it: Masaki Suda and Nana Komatsu.