・John Junkerman,Director
・John Junkerman,Director
・HIGASHI Yoichi,Director
・HIGASHI Yoichi,Director
・John Junkerman,Director
・HASHIGUCHI Ryosuke,Director
・SATO Makoto,Director
HIGASHI Yoichi,Director
・HIGASHI Yoichi,Director
・UMEKAWA Toshiaki,Director
・HIGASHI Yoichi,Director
・SATO Makoto,Director
 
     
 
 
HIGASHI Yoichi,Director
 

THE CRYING WIND is a collaboration between the prize-winning Okinawan writer Medoruma Shun, and the veteran, socially-engaged Japanese film director Higashi Yoichi.

The setting is the present-day, more than fifty years after the end of World War 2, in a small seaside village in northern Okinawa. In an open-air burial ground on a cliff near the ocean, there is a skull of a Japanese kamikaze pilot. The villagers call it the “Crying Head” and fear it . . .

Based on two short stories, the film has been scripted by the writer himself. Taking place in the setting of Okinawa's abundant natural beauty and the still vivid traces of the war, the story centers on the vibrant lives of young boys within a web of encounter and parting of people in the village.

This film won the Innovation Award at the Montreal World Film Festival 2004,for its poetic quality.

Feature/35mm/color/Standard (1:1.37)/106min/Analog DTS/2004 original dialogue:Japanese

 
Produced by YAMAGAMI Tetsujiro
Original Novel and Screenplay by MEDORUMA Shun
Directed by HIGASHI Yoichi 
Camera by TSUTAI Takahiro
Lighting by HIKITA Yoshitake
Art Direction by YOSHIDA Etsuko
Set Decoration by SHIBATA Hirohide
Sound Recording by TSURUMAKI Hitoshi
Sound Mix by SHIBASAKI Kenji
Assistant Director KANESHIGE Atsushi  
Unit Production Manager MORISAKI Yuji  
Production Manager SASAKI Masaaki  
Line Producer IKEHARA Ken  
     
KATO Haruko
UEMA Muneo
TSUMIKI Miho
MITSUISHI Ken
HOSOYAMADA Takahito
KATO Mio
SHIMABUKURO Asaya
IJU Tomoya
FUKUHARA Akira
HARUYA Fumio  
KITAMURA Saburo  
YOSHIDA Taeko  
 
BRUSSELS AVE

Rue des Visitandines 1/48
- 1000 Bruxelles -
Belgium
phone +32 2 511 91 56
fax +32 2 511 81 39
e-mail brusselsavenue@compuserve.com
 
| INDEX | HIGASHI Yoichi,Director |