Films 2018

River's Edge

Runtime:
118.0 min.
Year of Production:
2018
Country:
Japan
Director:
Production Company:
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Screening at the Festival:

15. 02. 18CinemaxX 721:00
15. 02. 18CinemaxX 521:15
15. 02. 18CinemaxX 421:30
16. 02. 18CineStar 322:45
17. 02. 18Cubix 914:30
21. 02. 18International14:00
24. 02. 18CinemaxX 719:30
25. 02. 18Cubix 914:30

Tokyo, 1994. In a video interview a young woman discusses the significance of a teddy bear. Shortly afterwards, a burning object falls from a high-rise building at night. A young man, naked and bound, falls out of a locker. Two fisherman talk about a water spirit. In his unusual drama River’s Edge Isao Yukisada lays many trails and jumps as abruptly and unpredictably between the various narrative threads as do his characters: Ichiro is gay; he is preyed upon by his violent fellow pupils but seems to draw strength from his injuries. He makes a gruesome discovery at a nearby river polluted by industrial waste and shows it to his best friend, a girl named Haruna. Kannonzaki loves rough sex and in the course of it transgresses more and more boundaries. An introverted girl obsessively reads her pregnant sister’s diaries and Kozue, a model with bulimia, buries herself in mountains of food at night. All these and other stories are brilliantly interwoven into a breathless social portrait of a driven but apparently lost generation and their seemingly unavoidable encounters with violence.

FILMOGRAFIE Isao Yukisada (selection)

2018 River's Edge  2009 Parade 

Interview with Isao Yukisada

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