The Dark Harbour (Futoko)
£10 / £8 concessions / £7 ICA members
Manzo is a lonley fisherman who spends most of his days dreaming of finding a woman to spend the rest of life with. When he comes across an advertisement for a matchmaking company requiring to create a self-produced video, Manzo’s life takes an unexpected turn when his own project reveals a woman and her son living in his bedroom's closets. As their identity is revealed to the other citizens, Manzo's relationship to both mother and son is challenged.
Takatsugu Naito's work as a film maker is clearly marked by his emphasis on expression, gestures and elements characteristic from silent film comedies. The Dark Harbour, presented by the ICA's season Japan Foundation: Whose Film Is It Anyway?, has nominated Naito for the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2009.
Dir: Takatsugu Naito, Japan, 2008, Japanese with English subtitles, 101 mins
Cast: Kazuki Hiro-oka, Shinya Kote, Akaji Maro, Yuko Miyamoto, Terumi Norizuki, Yujiro Taki
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