The movie “Mizuirazu no Hoshi” will be released on November 24 (Fri.).
Based on the play of the same title published in 2000 by playwright and director Masataka Matsuda, who won the 40th Kishida Kunio Drama Award for “Umi to Higasa”. Directed by Michio Koshikawa of “Areno” and “Umibe no Sei to shi”.
Set in Sakaide, Kagawa Prefecture, facing the Seto Inland Sea, the film depicts the reunion of a woman and a man in the depths of despair after six years in a dialogue of the mind and body. Tomomi Kono plays the role of the woman who has fled to Sakaide, and Masahiro Umeda plays her husband, who lived with the woman in Sasebo, Nagasaki six years ago.
In addition, the main visual and scene photos have been released in conjunction with the decision to release the film in theaters, and comments from the cast, director, and author have also arrived.
【Leading Actress: Comment from Tomomi Kono】
To forgive each other. To reassure each other. To accept things as they are. To let them live.
It is not something you can do for anyone. I want to be with them even though I am covered in scars.
When you surrender yourself to the waves of joy, anger, sorrow, and happiness of a woman and a man, the face of the person you want to meet will surely come to mind.
This is the kind of work I hope you will enjoy at the theater. We hope you will enjoy it at the theater.
【Leading Actor: Comment from Masahiro Umeda】
There are few reasons that can be explained in words when people are together.
I feel that they are connected by a mixture of good things and things that can’t be helped.
Mr. Matsuda’s script is filled with those things that cannot be put into words.
Mr. Koshikawa’s direction gave shape to a drama that could only happen at that moment.
I hope everyone can feel the world in which men and women lived.
【writer/director: Comments from Michio Koshikawa】
I thought that I had to make this story of two men and a woman, “The Star Without Water,” the most beautiful film ever made,
and I worked on it with all my heart. I was so determined to make a beautiful film about a man and a woman, “Mizuirazu no Hoshi” that I devoted myself to it.
【Original story: Comment by Masataka Matsuda】
To be worthy of the wounds. The two people in the film were practicing exactly that.
The room and the body assimilated, creating a texture on the screen. The sea and the light lost their boundaries, and the flow of time seemed to stop.
It may have been demonstrated that plays are not only for theater, but that they create intensity only when they are adapted to film.
There were happy moments of theater and film.