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Hanezu

6.2
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Original title
Hanezu no Tsuki
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Naomi Kawase (Novel: Bando Masako)
Music
Hashiken
Cinematography
Naomi Kawase
Cast
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Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
The Asuka region is the birthplace of Japan. Here, in ancient times, there were those who fulfilled their lives in the midst of waiting. Modern people, apparently having lost this sense of waiting, seem unable to feel grateful for the present, and cling to the illusion that all things will move constantly forward according to one’s own plan.
In ancient times, there were three small mountains that people believed were inhabited by gods. They were Mt. Unebi, Mt. Miminashi, and Mt. Kagu, and they still stand. In that time, a powerful official used the mountains as a metaphor for a struggle inside his own heart. The mountains were an expression of human karma.
Time has passed into the present. Takumi and Kayoko, inheriting the unfulfilled hopes of their grandparents, live out their lives. Their tale continues a story of the ages, representing the uncountable souls that have accumulated in this land.
Awards
2011: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
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