わたしの見ている世界が全て LONELY GLORY
- Cinekoya: TAKENAKA Shoko
This film shines with its exceptional directing… I truly believe that director SAKON Keitaro is a master of his craft.
The choice of words (dialogues) that maximizes the actors’ potential, the way they capture the expressions on the actors’ faces, and the subtle “pauses” all reflect a mature sense of production. Particularly, the transformation of MORITA Kokoro, the main character, from a bright and cute image to the cheeky movement of his pouty lips, is impressive.
Moreover, the production extends not only to the actors but also to the ambiance of the “shop” setting. The deserted dining room and household goods store in the countryside… The presence of this quiet breathing space in the town seems to embody another main character in the story. The depiction of these existing “stores” that are relegated to the fringes of modern Japanese society provokes contemplation about their significance.
The film’s delicate balance is simply wonderful, and the script’s goodness allows the message to be conveyed with a touch of comedy, without being intrusive. The efforts of “Tokyo New Cinema,” the team behind its production, are also very intriguing in terms of the future business potential of the indie film industry, and I will definitely keep a close eye on their work.
- SAKON Keitaro
“I want to create a story about a family living here”.
This project started with the words of director NAKAGAWA Ryutaro, my senior who I’ve been creating films with since “SUMMER BLOOMS”. Taking the motifs of “family” and “place” by Director Nakagawa from the original concept, we pondered what themes to infuse. During this process, I began to see the themes that laid deeply within my heart.
In today’s era the questions we have such as “how to get accurate information and to derive the best solution, while navigating through life?” There is a sentiment of “information is always available, and since everyone has the freedom of choice, failure is one’s own responsibility”, this creates a sense of unease. With that premise, the feeling anger towards the behavior of not considering others’ feelings, and thinking“there’s no avoiding sacrifice for achieving one’s desired goals”. To voice my dissent against such a state of affairs, I embarked on creating this film.
I’d be delighted if many people could see this film and realize that “the world you see” there might be more than meets the eye.