Magazine article Screen International

'Harmonium' Director Plots Next Feature 'The Man from the Sea'

Magazine article Screen International

'Harmonium' Director Plots Next Feature 'The Man from the Sea'

Article excerpt

Japan's Nikkatsu Corporation is teaming with France's Commes des Cinemas and Indonesia's Kaninga Pictures to co-produce Koji Fukada's new project The Man From The Sea.

Nikkatsu is also handling international sales on the film, which will be filmed entirely in Indonesia with production scheduled to start this summer. Indonesian production outfit Palari Films, headed by Meiske Taurisia (Postcards From The Zoo) and Muhammad Zaidy, is on board as the local production partner.

Fukada, who won the jury prize in Un Certain Regard last year for Harmonium [pictured], was inspired to write The Man From The Sea when he visited Indonesia in 2012.

The story follows a man who is found washed up on a beach in Banda Aceh, Indonesia suffering from amnesia and speaking in broken Indonesian and Japanese.

"Fukada's original screenplay digs deep into universal themes and will again touch people all over the world," said producers Naoko Komuro and Yoshi Kino. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.