23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Garden Sandbox

Yukinori Kurokawa

Japan
2022, 70'

A miscommunication between Kitagawa and Sakaguchi leads to our protagonist becoming, quite by chance, the person hired to make a tourist video about the city. This is the first of a series of encounters that will draw further the narrative in a deserted Kawaguchi (Tobako, in the film), where Sakaguchi’s metaphorical disorientation is food for meditation.

A city filmed by a camera becomes a space abducted by infinite realities. GARDEN SANDBOX, by Yukinori Kurokawa, is shot from the perspective of Sakaguchi, a woman hired to produce a tourist video of a declining industrial city on the outskirts of Tokyo. The trigger, mediated by the filmmaker’s own weapon, becomes a catalyst for spaces and people in motion that expand in unsuspected ways. In this work of deep cinephilia, the fictional city of Tobako (meaning “ten boxes” in Japanese) reflects the structured script based on fait divers that cross huge casting foundries and other intimate rooms. The unfolding of an unrequited love affair merges with a marriage of unknown people, long walks, and a party that becomes a safe space for these characters. Within a collapsing city that tries to adjust to changing times, cinema becomes an asylum from a world that stubbornly falls apart. (Lucas Camargo de Barros)

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SCREENINGS

April 27, Thursday, 22:00 (70')

Cinema Ideal • C.303

May 02, Tuesday, 16:45 (70')

Cinema São Jorge, Room 3 • C.306

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
にわのすなば Garden Sandbox
LANGUAGE
Japanese
SUBTITLES
Portuguese / English
SCRIPT
Yukinori Kurokawa, Ikuhiro Yamagata, Emi Kobayashi
CAST
Marino Kawashima, Kazuki Niiya, Yukino Murakami
PHOTOGRAPHY
Yasutaka Watanabe
SOUND
Gen Takahashi
EDITING
Kunihiko Ukai
PRODUCER
Yumiko Kurokawa
SALES
Yumiko Kurokawa ([email protected])

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