V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

CUT

V' 11

CUT

Amir Naderi
Japan, 2011
Fiction, 132min, OmeU

CUT

Amir Naderi
Japan, 2011
Fiction, 132min, OmeU

Actors: 
Nishijima Hidetoshi
Shuji
Tokiwa Takako
Yoko
Sasano Takashi
Hiroshi
Sugata Shun
Masaki
Denden
Takagaki
Suzuki Takuji
Nakamichi
Screenplay: 
Amir Naderi
Abou Farman
Aoyama Shinji
Tazawa Yuichi
Sound: 
Ogawa Takeshi
Camera: 
Hashimoto Keiji
Editor: 
Amir Naderi
Decoration: 
Isomi Toshihiro
Costume: 
Baba Kyoko

Production: 
Tokyo Story Bitters End
World Sales: 
The Match Factory
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

Influential Iranian filmmaker Amir Naderi’s internationally funded, Tokyo-set production is not your average slice-of-lifetale. Fiercely unconventional, Cut stole Naderi away from his (semi-)native New York and planted him in the middle of a unique fund ing scheme. The aptly named Tokyo Story, a production outfit consisting of two bank ers with a lot of bright ideas, found a way to dodge big-industry bucks, keeping Cut independent and one hundred per cent real. Using stark black-and-white imagery and a raw, digital aesthetic, Cut tells the story of Shuji, an unknown filmmaker who craves great cinema like a junkie dying for a fix. The only problem, he figures, is that great films are dead – unless he can find a way to make them himself. (Dimitri Eipides)

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