52nd edition

M/other

Nobuhiro Suwa

Fortnight 1999, Feature film, 2h27

Synopsis

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.

Casting

  • Makiko Watanabe
  • Ryudai Takahashi
  • Tomokazu Miura

Team

Screenplay
Nobuhiro Suwa, Tomokazu Miura, Makiko Watanabe

Image
Masami Inomoto

Sound
Nobuyuki Kikuchi

Editing
Shuichi Kakesu

Music
Haruyuki Suzuki

Set decoration
China Hayashi

Production

production : Takenori Sento, Wowow & Bandai Visual, 1-5-8 Motoakasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8080, Japon, Tél. : (81 3) 5414 8175, Fax : (81 3) 5414 8182 En association avec Bitters End & Suncent CinemaWorks Vente à l’étranger : Fortissimo Film Sales, Herenmarkt 10-2, 1013 ED Amsterdam, Pays Bas, Tél. : (31 20) 627 3215, Fax : (31 20) 626 1155, email : ffsales@globalxs.nl

Awards

Prix FIPRESCI sections parallèles