Selection : International Feature Films 2018

Forgotten Planets

Aru Wakusei No Sanbun

2018
Japan
1h38
Fiction
Col.

Rui is writing a screenplay for her filmmaker boyfriend. As she patiently waits for his return, she is developing profunds uncertainties about herself, her love, her work. Meek has suspended her acting career because of depression. One day, her brother pays her a visit bearing the news that their father has started to show signs of dementia.

In Forgotten Planets, two young women are flitting between a small flat, a café and a few deserted parks. Saving on big cinematic expenses, this soft and benevolent film explores the resignation of characters in a hopeless universe. Far from dwelling on the inevitable doom and gloom, the film shows an awakening: the realisation that it has now become impossible to live without dreaming. The viewers discover a bright and peaceful sadness that is never overwhelming. It is the beating heart of the film, honouring the characters, as sorrowful emotions seem to be the last proof of our humanity. (Victor Bournérias)

Cast
Eriko Tomioka, Yukari Nakagawa, Yoshinori Ikeda, Ryo Watanabe, Isao Onimatsu, Chiaki Isa, Yasumi Yjima, Tomo Mizukoshi
Screenplay
Takayuki Fukata, Yuji Shimada
Photography
Meitei Yamada
Sound
Masato Watanabe
Music
ALP
Art direction
Miku Uechi
Editing
Takayuki Fukata

CONTACT:
Takayuki Fukata
taka.yuki.movie@gmail.com

Takayuki Fukata studied filmmaking at Tokyo Zokei University. His short film One Morning was selected at Sendai Short Film Festival. He is one of the founder of The Movie Theatre Floating on the Sea which showcases the works of young Japanese filmmakers. CM/SF: One Morning (2013).

 

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