ASLEEP

SHIRAKAWAYOFUNE

By Shingo WAKAGI

KING RECORDS CO.,LTD - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, JAPAN

Drama - Completed 2015

“ASLEEP” is the latest film starring ANDO Sakura, a remarkable presence in the contemporary Japanese film industry. Photographer-filmmaker WAKAGI Shingo adapts YOSHIMOTO Banana’s eponymous bestselling 1989 novel into a film for the first time.

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Osaka Asian Film Festival 2015
Opening Film
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Shingo WAKAGI
    • Writer(s)
    • Shingo WAKAGI
    • Synopsis
    • Why do I sleep so much when I am alone... Terako, who falls into a deep sleep at times, often remembers her best friend, Shiori, who has committed suicide. She quits her job, and sees an older boyfriend, Iwanaga, who has a wife in a vegetative state. The phone calls from him are recognizable for Terako even when she is asleep. The shock from her friend’s death and anxiety and loneliness from the love affair makes Terako’s sleep deeper and deeper.
      “ASLEEP” is the latest film starring ANDO Sakura, a remarkable presence in the contemporary Japanese film industry. Photographer-filmmaker WAKAGI Shingo adapts YOSHIMOTO Banana’s eponymous bestselling 1989 novel into a film for the first time. His camerawork vividly portrays the protagonist's changing emotions, inner darkness and hope.
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