JAPAN SHORTS Apple (Ringo,りんご)
The Tale of Iya (Iya monogatari Oku no hito,祖谷(いや)物語 -おくのひと-)

Tokyo bitch, i love you (トーキョービッチ,アイラブユー)

The main introduction of the beginning of the movie is about 3 minutes.

Release Date : December 2013
Running Time : 70 min
Genre : Drama , Feature

Color : Color
Screening Format : –
Screen Size : –
Sound Processing : –
Subtitle : English

[ Directed by ] YOSHIDA Koki

[ Produced by ]

[ Staff ]
•YOSHIDA Koki Screenplay&Editor
•SHIDA Takayuki Cinematography
•NAKANISHI Katsuyuki Lighting
•KAMIJYOU Shintarou Sound Recording


•FUKUSHIMA Kenji Assistant Director

•SHIMIZU Yu Production Manager

A film based on a play of the same title performed by theater unit Austra Macondo. Setting CHIKAMATSU Monzaemon’s Bunraku narrative “The Love Suicides at Sonezaki” in modern-day Tokyo, it tells the story of a sex worker’s fleeting romance. The latest from YOSHIDA Kohki, whose “Symptom X” and “Household X” were well-received overseas.

・The 14th TOKYO FILMeX / Competition Special mention (japan)
・ The 8th Granada International Film Festival / International Competition (spain)
・ The 16th Tbilisi International Film Festival / Horizons Section (Georgia)

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).

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