Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Le Mont Gassan

by Shinji SÔMAI

color photo Gassan by Shinji Somai 01

Mount Gassan has been a pilgrimage site for millennia, feared and venerated as the “mountain of the dead”. One summer, a man finds refuge in the shrine nestling in a hollow of the mountain. He has a mystical experience in which he wanders on the frontiers between life and death.

The actor, Akira Emoto, gives a reading of a unique work, recounting the experience of the errant writer, Atsushi Mori. Using a simple yet sumptuous pictorial treatment, Sômai takes this piece of literature back to the beauty of the natural surroundings that spawned it. This original television documentary is a true cinematic object: a modest pedagogical tool, an artisanal and modern work.

  • Titre français
    Le Mont Gassan
  • Original title
  • Adaptation
    lecture du livre "Gassan" (1974) d'Atsushi Mori
  • Photo
    Tarô Kimura
  • Cadre
    Hiroshi Machida
  • Montage
    Yumiko Ishii
  • Assistant réalisateur
    Chûkon Minami
  • Interprétation
    Akira Emoto
  • Production
    NHK & Kazumo
  • Producteur délégué
    Naonori Kawamura
  • Décors
    Yoshinaga Yokoo
  • Ventes internationales
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio

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