きみの鳥はうたえる And Your Bird Can Sing
- CINEMA IRIS: SUGAWARA Kazuhiro
Produced to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the opening of CINEMA IRIS, this is the 4th movie filmed entirely in Hakodate, based on SATO Yasushi’s original work, released in 2018.
The director, MIYAKE Sho, is an up-and-coming filmmaker, making his first commercial film. Although the original story is set in a student town on the outskirts of Tokyo, the filming location was moved to Hakodate to realistically depict “Current Youth” in an ordinary provincial town.
The film captured the heart of the characters with close-up shots and shoes of eye movements.
During the three-week filming period, the staff and cast stayed in Hakodate for a long period of time.
Please check ISHIBASHI Shizukawa’s free and supple dance at the club.
- MIYAKE Sho
I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone in Hakodate involved in the creation of this film, including the original author and novelist SATO Yasushi, and SUGAWARA Kazuhiro from CINEMA IRIS. In a time when cinemas are closing one after another around the world, I deeply appreciate the significance of the challenge taken on by civic cinemas to create their own films. It feels as if this endeavor embodies the very essence of the film’s title and aligns with the lives of the characters portrayed by SATO Yasushi. I hope that this alternative distribution approach, distinct from major platforms, will lead to the discovery of new films, new actors, and a rediscovery of the cinema experience.