08 19 Oct '24
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Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

GIFT

Edition 2023
80' - 2023 - Drama - Dialogue: no dialogue
Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Composer: Eiko Ishibashi With: Hitoshi Omika, Ayaka Shibutani, Ryûji Kosaka
Japanese composer Eiko Ishibashi will present her new project GIFT: involving her live performance and brand-new film by Japanese director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi.
A world premiere at this year’s Film Fest Gent and VIDEODROOM! Japanese composer Eiko Ishibashi will present her new project GIFT: involving her live performance and a brand-new film by Japanese director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, whose previous film - Drive My Car, also with music by Ishibashi - won the Oscar for Best International Film. She returns to the WSA this year, where her music will be performed live by Brussels Philharmonic. The duo’s new collaboration is a silent film completely supported by Ishibashi’s dynamic live performance. GIFT evolved in conjunction with Hamaguchi’s latest feature film, Evil Does Not Exist, which provided the source material for the silent film in GIFT. In GIFT we follow Takumi and his daughter who lead a modest life in the village in the middle of nature. One day Takumi receives word that there are plans to build a glamping site near his home. The discovery that wastewater will be piped into the village’s water source not only causes unrest among the residents, but also affects Takumi’s life.

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Credits

Director

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Composer

Eiko Ishibashi

With

Hitoshi Omika, Ayaka Shibutani, Ryûji Kosaka

Scenario

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Director of Photography

Yoshio Kitagawa

Producer

Satoshi Takada

Production studios

Fictive, NEOPA

More information

Dialogue

no dialogue

Countries of production

Japan

Year

2023

Filmography

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Like Nothing Happened (2003), Solaris (2007), Passion (2008), Eien ni kimi wo aisu (2009), The Depths (2010), Intimacies (2012), The Sound of Waves (2012), Touching the Skin of Eeriness (2013), Voices from the Waves: Shinchimachi (2013), Voices from the Waves: Kesennuma (2013), Storytellers (2013), Happy Hour (2015), Heaven Is Still Far Away (2016), Asako I & II (2018), Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (2021), Drive My Car (2021), Evil Does Not Exist (2023), GIFT (2023)

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