Released in Japanese theaters on May 31 Farewell Song (Japanese title: Sayonara Kuchibiru/さよならくちびる) has made it into the selection of various international film festivals since that release. It’s been available on DVD & Bluray since October 25 and the two editions offer interesting material: making of documentary, unreleased scenes, events, various clips. CD Japan – Amazon Japan
Farewell Song is a Gaga production, yet, it definitely has some indie flavour attached to it. Not much happens in terms of action, no spectacular twist either, however it is more than just a pleasant watch thanks to director Akihiko Shiota‘s fine script and the remarkable perfs of its three main actors: Ryo Narita (Shima the manager and roadie), Mugi Kadowaki (Haru the songwriter) and Nana Komatsu (Reo/Leo the singer).
Below is a celebration with screencaps from the film and the ‘making of’ plus a few scenes (short excerpts only).
Sayonara Kuchibiru (English title: Farewell Song) will be released on DVD and Bluray on October 25. Special features include: an audio commentary by Mugi Kadowaki and Nana Komatsu, a ‘making of’ documentary, premiere events, staff and production notes plus unreleased scenes. Details (Japanese).
Nana Komatsu and co-star Mugi Kadowaki were at the Toho Cinema in Shinjuku (Tokyo) today for yet another presentation and thanks and greeting party for Sayonara Kuchibiru aka Farewell Song. They were joined by stylist Daisuke Iga who was in charge of their costumes in the movie.
On a side note, the film enjoyed a successful premiere at the Shangai International Film Festival yesterday, tickets reportedly being sold out in less than 6 minutes.
The film is now in Japanese theatres, all over the country, let’s celebrate with videos. Here is a collection of teasers, trailers, music videos and promotional clips released by Gaga and available from their YouTube Channel.
Director Akihiko Shiota and his lead actors were at the Toho Cinema in Shinjuku, Tokyo, for the nationwide theatrical release of Sayonara Kuchibiru, yesterday (Japan time). Nana Komatsu,Mugi Kadowaki and Ryou Narita entertained the audience before the actual screening.