Moon and Thunder

Here Comes the Bride, My Mom! (Okan no yomeiri,オカンの嫁入り)

Here Comes the Bride, My Mom! (Okan no yomeiri,オカンの嫁入り)

[ Directed by ]
O Mipo
[ Produced by ]
• SUGISAKI Takayuki
[ Cast ]
• OTAKE Shinobu MORII Yoko
• EZAWA Moeko UENO Saku
[ Staff ]
• Executive Producer: SHIINA Yasushi
• Planning: FUKUHARA Hideyuki
• Screenplay: O Mipo
• Original Story: SAKUNO Tsukine
• Music: TANAKA Takuto
• Cinematography: TANIKAWA Sohei
• Production Design: YOSHIDA Takashi
• Lighting: KANEKO Yasuhiro
• Sound Mixer: TSURUMAKI Yutaka
• Sound Design: HOKARI Yukio
• Editor: TAKAHASHI Nobuyuki
[ Production Company ]
“Okan no Yomeiri” Film Partners
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
Kadokawa Pictures

Release Date: September 4, 2010
Running Time: 110 min
Genre: Drama, Feature
Color: Color
Screening Format: 35mm
Screen Size: American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing: DTS-S
Subtitle: English
[ Story ]
A touching story based on the novel by Sakuno Tsukine, which has also been adapted for the stage. Scripted entirely in Osaka dialect, the film depicts a mother who suddenly announces her intention to get married, and her relationship with her daughter, who is perplexed by the decision. O Mipo, who has meticulously portrayed the psychology of a family in
The Sakais’ Happiness
(Sakaike no Shiawase), directs from her own screenplay. Tsukiko (Miyazaki Aoi), whose father died before she was born, lives with her mother Yoko (Otake Shinobu) and they provide mutual support for each other. One day, Yoko comes home completely drunk with Kenji (Kiritani Kenta), a young man with blond hair, and tells Tsukiko, “I’m going to marry him.”
[ Official Site ]

Yoko, a widow of forty-five (Ootake Shinobu) lives with Tsukiko, the only daughter (Miyazaki Aoi). Between the two, “grown” together after the untimely death of her husband and father, there is a more friendly relationship that breast. One evening Yoko returns home drunk, carrying a young thirty (Kiritani Kenta) and sleeps with him. Upon awakening, Yoko announces to an already sufficiently embarrassed Tsukiko that soon will marry the boy. For Tsukiko is a real shock. Categorically rejects the idea of marriage, almost as if she were having to “give” her mother’s hand to her fiance, and takes refuge from the nearby and hostess (Ezawa Moeko), an old lady who is a bit ‘like an old aunt for both women. By the old lady and a historian mother’s suitor (Kunimura Jun), who despite never having been successful, he also serves as a bit ‘from his uncle, the two women fight, you explain, in a fist fight and you include an affective dynamic touching and engaging. A dynamic that, without revealing anything of the plot, will find a dramatic turn that will give a further sense to the whole affair.
The director O Mipo, in his second film after Sakaike no shiawase (2006) orchestra with skill and grace the various actors in this pleasant chamber comedy while being warm and touching never degenerates into corny. As you might guess, the success of the film is based on the performance of Ootake Shinobu and Aoi Miyazaki, two of the most professional Japanese actresses of their respective generations.
[Katsuyuki Nakanishi]

Katsuyuki Nakanishi
Born on 1984 in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Graduated in Vantan Film and Movie Institute major in film director. The fourth graduate of JSC Cinematographers assistant upbringing cramming school. While he was studying in Tokyo, he was also working with Director Shinya Tsukamoto's movie at the same time. After that, he became part of the lighting department of Toei Studios Kyoto, studied under Kiyoto Ando and Takashi Sugimoto. In these movies, he worked as an assistant lighting director with Takashi Sugimoto in "Chacha - Tengai no Onna"(2007) and Kiyoto Ando in "The Fallen Angel"(2010). He work as a freelancer since 2011 and became part of these latest movies as a lighting director of Director Yang Ik-June's ”Shibata and Nagao"(2012), Director Keisuke Yoshida’s ”Himeanile”(2016), Director Kohki Yoshida’s ”ThreeLights"(2017), Director Hiroshi Ando’s ”Moon and Thunder" (2017) and Director Shinya Tsukamoto’s ”Killing” (2018).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *