Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn
- Friday, May 27, 12:30 Naxoshalle Kino
- Japan 2014, Blu-ray, 117 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director & Script: Juichiro YAMASAKI
- Production: Ikkino Project
- Camera: Kenta TAWARA
- World sales: Office Futaba
- Cast: Naohisa NAKAGAKI, Kano KAJIWARA, Shoichi HONDA, Ryo SATO, Yota KAWASE
- German premiere
At times when big budget Japanese period dramas are nearly nonexistent, this independent jidaigeki steps into the breach. Based on true events, NIPPON VISIONS AWARD recipient Juichiro YAMASAKI recounts the hardships surrounding an uprising of the people of Sanchu in the year 1726. With an unconventional stylistic approach, YAMAZAKI creates an impressive hybrid of arthouse and period piece.
Born in Osaka in 1978, Juichiro YAMASAKI worked at the Kyoto International Student Film & Video Festival and as an assisstant director. After he completed the short film THE FALL OF LEAVES in 2008, his first feature THE SOUND OF LIGHT (2011) was invited to several international film festivals and received the NIPPON VISIONS AWARD in 2012. YAMAZAKI lives as a farmer in Okayama Prefecture.
2011 The Sound of Light (Hikari no oto / NC ’12)