Compétition internationale
43rd edition
19>28 november 2021, Nantes
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Youth
(Seishun)

by Kon ICHIKAWA

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The oeuvre of Kon Ichikiwa comprises over ninety films. Apart from a few retrospectives, only The Burmese Harp, his breath-taking documentary Tokyo Olympiad and An Actor’s Revenge, all distributed in France, have given Europeans the opportunity to discover this giant of Japanese cinema, who we in fact know little about. Three years after the international success of his film on the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, which focused on the athletes’ human side and performance by staging a formal ballet that magnified the feat of surpassing oneself, Ichikawa turned his attention to one of the archipelago’s most popular sports – baseball. Be it the training sessions in the four corners of Japan, the intensity of competitions or the crowd’s enthusiasm, Ichikawa offers us a fresh response to the challenge that sport represents for cinema. JB

International Premiere

  • Titre français
    Youth
  • Original title
    Seishun
  • Titre international
    Youth
  • Scénario
    Masato IDE, Yoshio SHIRASAKA, Shuntarô TANIKAWA
  • Photo
    Eikichi UEMATSU
  • Production
    Asahi National Broadcasting Company, Toho Company
  • Distribution
    Nikkatsu
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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