Moon and Thunder
- Friday, June 1, 14:15 Mousonturm Saal
Tsuki to kaminari
- Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 120 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Hiroshi ANDO
- Script: Yuka HONCHO based on a novel by Mitsuyo KAKUTA
- Production: MOON AND THUNDER Film Partners
- Camera: Kazuhiro SUZUKI
- World sales: Hakuhodo DY music & pictures
- Cast: Eriko HATSUNE, Kengo KORA, Tamiyo KUSAKARI, Daisuke KURODA, Takemi FUJII
- European premiere
- Competition Nippon Cinema Award
Yasuko, a young, single woman lives an ordinary life in a small town. Out of the blue, her stepbrother shows up at her place, and is soon followed by more members of Yasuko’s patchwork family. The emotional chaos that ensues forces Yasuko to revise her attitude towards life. Based on the novel by successful author Mitsuyo KAKUTA, Hiroshi ANDO’s film tells a sensitive story about the search for happiness.
Hiroshi ANDO was born in Tokyo in 1965 and began his career as an assistant director after studying at Waseda University. He made his directorial debut with the erotic film CHO ABNORMAL SEX: HENTAI (1993). Several of his following films, like BLUE (2002) and UNDULANT FEVER (2014), were screened at numerous international film festivals.
2002 Blue; 2007 My Sister, My Love (Boku wa imoto ni koi o suru); 2014 Undulant Fever (Umi o kanjiru toki); 2016 A Flower Aflame (Kashin)