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Goodfellas Has Acquired World Sales Rights for Chie Hayakawa’s Drama Renoir

©Photo: Noriko Hayashi/The New York Times   Goodfellas has taken over the worldwide distribution rights for Japanese director Chie Hayakawa‘s Tokyo-set drama Renoir before its premiere. Hayakawa’s debut film, Plan 75 set in a near future in Japan, focus on the government program Plan 75 which encourages senior citizens to be euthanized to remedy an…

Japan Submits Director Chie Hayakawa’s Cannes Winning title “Plan 75” for the Oscar Entry

After director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” garnered every prestigious critic awards and the Oscar last year, Japan hopes to repeat its success with Chie Hayakawa’s debut feature film, “Plan 75” which government program Plan 75 encourages senior citizens to be euthanized to remedy an aged society. An elderly woman whose means of survival are vanishing,…

‘It’s a Summer Film!’ : Japan Cuts / An Exclusive Interview with Director Sôshi Masumoto

Synopsis : Barefoot and her friends decide to make a samurai movie, gather a unique cast and staff for the production, and try to screen it at their school festival. During the production, Barefoot finds out that Rintaro is a time-traveler from the future. An Exclusive Interview with Director Sôshi Masumoto Q : In this…