Magazine article Variety

Helmer Hirose to Debut ‘Dawn’

Magazine article Variety

Helmer Hirose to Debut ‘Dawn’

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FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR Hirose Nanako and producer Nishikawa Asako, both protégés of Japanese auteur Kore-eda Hirokazu, are at the Busan Asian Project Market with the drama "Dawn" (working title).

Hirose was a crew member on Kore-eda's "Like Father, Like Son" and assistant director on "Our Little Sister," while Nishikawa was on the production team of several of his films including "Nobody Knows," before going on to produce a number of films, with her most recent credit being "The Long Excuse."

"Dawn" follows Hikaru, an unemployed young man who is on the verge of suicide until he meets Tetsuro, a man who has lost his son who was the same age as Hikaru. The pair become close until it is revealed that one of them is hiding a secret.

"The protagonist of the film has grown up after the Fukushima catastrophe happened, so that has an influence on how he behaves," said Hirose. …

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