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Japan / 2017 / Japanese [English subtitles] / color / 43min.

Premier Screening  [YIDFF 2017 Perspectives Japan]

Produced by SOL CHORD

Producer: MAEDA Shinjiro

Directors: SUZUKI Hikaru, IKEDA Yasunori, OKI Hiroyuki, TAKASHI Toshiko

 

 

8 films by 4 filmmakers

 

01
IN THE CAR | SUZUKI HIKARU
Souma, Fukushima  April 3, 2011
02
OHKAWA | TAKASHI TOSHIKO
Tenmabashi, Osaka  April 12, 2011
03
sei | OKI HIROYUKI
Tokyo, Japan  September 11, 2011
04
Hanging in midair | IKEDA YASUNORI
Koriyama, Fukushima  January 8, 2012
05
Arbeit | SUZUKI HIKARU
Aizu, Fukushima  July 21, 2016
06
Nakasuka_kara | OKI HIROYUKI
Nakasuka, Kochi  September 21, 2016
07
About the Things May Come to Pass | IKEDA YASUNORI
Yonezawa, Yamagata  October 2, 2016
08
Sangenderamae-Hiroba | TAKASHI TOSHIKO
Itami, Hyogo  October 8, 2016

 

 

Producer’s Statement

 

The web movie project Between Yesterday and Tomorrow started in March 2011, two weeks after the Tōhoku earthquake. I asked filmmakers I knew to create five-minute films based on a set of “instructions” and arranged and posted the completed products online. In the end 30 people participated and I could include 60 or more works. Afterwards, I had the opportunity to present the omnibus film I compiled from these works at festivals both inside and outside of Japan, starting with the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.
In 2016, five years after the Tōhoku earthquake, the thought came to me to create a new omnibus film, requesting its component films be made according to the same instructions as the time before. Originally, following these instructions will give rise to films with a three-day basic structure. However, I anticipated that if this series made with the motif of stratified time could be edited into an omnibus in which that five-year span took on the connotations of “tomorrow,” it would lead to unforeseen expansion.
After trial and error while repeatedly watching the films submitted by the fours directors, I settled on the simple structure of putting the eight films – four from 2011 and four from 2016 – in chronological order. By all means, please try and feel the layers of time spun into existence by each director. These movies may stimulate your memory and bring to the surface things that have been stored away in the depths of your heart.

 

MAEDA Shinjiro

http://maedashinjiro.jp/english/
Contact: maeda@iamas.ac.jp

 

The web movie project “BETWEEN YESTERDAY & TOMORROW”

instruction sheet

Art Division Excellence Award (16th JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2012)

Omnibus Vol. 1 “APRIL 2011,” Omnibus Vol. 2 “MAY 2011” (2011)      [YIDFF 2011 Screening]

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