30.09. - 09.10.2021

Hanezu Japan 2011 | 91 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Naomi Kawase

Naomi Kawase, (*1969) was the youngest winner of the Camera d'Or in Cannes for her first feature Suzaku (1997). Ten years later the Japanese director won the Grand Prix in Cannes for The Mourning Forest.

rated for 0 + years

In ancient times, there were three small mountains that people believed were inhabited by gods. In those days, a powerful official used the mountains as a metaphor for a struggle inside his own heart. The mountains were an expression of human karma. Time has passed into the present. Takumi and Kayoko, inheriting the unfulfilled hopes of their grandparents, live out their lives. Their tale continues a story of the ages, representing the uncountable souls that have accumulated in this land.

Original title: Hanezu no tsuki
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Japanese
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Naomi Kawase
Screenplay: Naomi Kawase
Cast: Tohta Komizu, Hako Oshima, Tetsuya Akikawa, Akaji Maro
Producer: Naomi Kawase
Director of Photography: Naomi Kawase
Music: Hasiken
Production Design:
Editor: Naomi Kawase, Kaneko Yusuke, Tina Baz
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: HDCam
German Distributor:
World Sales: Memento Films International | 6 Cité Paradis | 75010 Paris | France | Phone: +33 1 53 34 90 27 | Email:
Production: Kumie, Inc.


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