Friday, December 09, 2016

First-day-screening event of new movie "Azumi Haruko wa yukue fumei"

The first-day-screening event of new movie "Azumi Haruko wa yukue fumei" was held at Shinjuku Musashinokan on 3 December which was attended by the director Matsui Daigo and cast members Aoi Yu, Takahata Mitsuki, Taiga, Hayama Shono and Ishizaki Huwie. The movie which is based on the same-titled novel by Yamauchi Mariko published in 2013, features Aoi as the lead character Azumi Haruko, a 28-year-old single OL who has gone missing suddenly. Through her disappearance as well as a group of youngsters dabbling in graffitti art under the pretext of searching for Haruko and a group of senior high school girls who inflict physical violence on men, the film describes the struggles of women living in modern society.

The director Matsui admitted that he had mixed feelings about the release of the movie as he felt sad and happy at the same time. Upon hearing this, Aoi teased Matsui and asked if he was moved to tears. Takahata commented that the movie may seem to be difficult to understand but after watching it, the audience will probably feel refreshed by seeing that what you know may not be the correct answer. Taiga echoed the view that everyone in the cast and crew had already set out to make this movie one where the goal wasn't fixed so the filming was somewhat a form of self-discovery for them.


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