A man and a woman live together in present-day Tokyo, where many couples are carving out lifestyles outside traditional family roles. When the man’s son by a previous marriage arrives unexpectedly to stay a month with the couple, a kind of mock family life begins. M/other was made without a script. After detailed discussions, the cast and crew worked like a group of jazz musicians, improvising under the filmmaker’s direction.
Nobuhiro Suwa was born in Hiroshima in1960. He has made documentaries and fiction films. M/Other, shown in the 1999 Quinzaine des Réalisateurs ( Prix FIPRESCI ), put him in the limelight. He received the Special Jury Prize and the CICAE Prize at Locarno in 2005 for Un couple parfait starring Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi and Bruno Todeschini. Nobuhiro Suwa is currently president of Tokyo Zokei University.
Nobuhiro Suwa, Tomokazu Miura, Makiko Watanabe
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