The Name

  • Saturday, June 2, 15:00 Naxoshalle Kino
  • 名前
  • Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 114 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Akihiro TODA
  • Script: Yusuke MORIGUCHI
  • Production: Cheese Film, GLASGOW15, Marcot
  • Camera: Kenichi NEGISHI
  • World sales: ARGO PICTURES Inc. / GLASGOW15 Inc.
  • Cast: Kanji TSUDA, Ren KOMAI, Mariko TSUTSUI, Mayuko NISHIYAMA, Kazuki NAMIOKA
  • German premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award

At 45, Masao’s life seems like a complete failure: His wife has left him and his company is bankrupt. When he befriends Emiko, a strange female high school student who seems to know everything about him, things take a fateful turn. Akihiro TODA’s film is a gut-wrenching examination of life, loneliness, and lies people tell themselves.

Director's Bio
Born in Nara Prefecture in 1983, Akihiro TODA graduated with a degree in theater arts from Kindai University. He learned filmmaking on his own and won several prizes for his short films. In 2014, he made his feature debut with the offbeat family drama TANGERINES ON CAT. TODA also works as a writer, stage director, and performance instructor.

2014 Tangerines on Cat (Neko ni mikan) / Yokotawaru kanojo

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