Pieta in the Toilet
- Sunday, May 29, 19:45 Mousonturm Saal
(with presentation of prizes)
- Saturday, May 28, 18:00 Mal Seh'n Kino
Toire no pieta
- Japan 2015, DCP, 120 min, Japanese with English subtitles, FSK12
- Director: Daishi MATSUNAGA
- Script: Daishi MATSUNAGA nach den Tagebüchern by Osamu TEZUKA
- Production: Cine Bazar, Bridgehead
- Camera: Yoshihiro IKEUCHI
- World sales: Shochiku
- Cast: Yojiro NODA, Hana SUGISAKI, Lily Franky, Saya ICHIKAWA, Shinobu OTAKE
Art school graduate Hiroshi, having given up all his dreams, suddenly learns that he is suffering from advancedstaged cancer. At first he doesn’t seem to care about his diagnosis – until he meets a young student named Mai. PIETA IN THE TOILET is anything but a depressing cancer drama: poetic cinematography, subtle humor and an extraordinary cast make this lifeaffirming story truly something special.
Daishi MATSUNAGA, born in Tokyo in 1974, started his career as an actor before he went on to direct music videos and commercials. His highlyacclaimed documentary PYUUPIRU 20012008 (NC ’10) was screened at several international film festivals. PIETA IN THE TOILET is MATSUNAGA’s fiction film debut.
2009 Pyuupiru 2001-2008 (NC ’10); 2013 Hybrid