|318||2016. 05. 01||13:30||CGV Jeonjugosa 1||HEK15|
|541||2016. 05. 03||21:00||CGV Jeonjugosa 6||HEK15|
|711||2016. 05. 05||11:00||CGV Jeonjugosa 1||HEK15|
Among recent Japanese films, the film shows great concentration and energy. Based on the original novel with the same title, the film’s major element is a dialogue between Sanada, a psychiatrist and Azusa who has trauma from fire. Azusa’s words sound like monodrama. The film starts with a scene of Sanada and Azusa meeting in an elevator. The scene is presented in variation, which resembles the complicated emotions of Azusa. The title means fire in Japanese. As fire doesn’t have any regular form, the film illustrates human in irregular ways. Fire also represents her pain, anger, and language. Through the unique structure of repeating the past and the present, director shows how difficult it is to understand someone. It is impossible to get close to her. (LEE Sang-yong)
|Screenplay||MOMOI Kaori, KAMIJYO Daisuke|
|Producer||KATAOKA Hidesuke, NAKAMURA Tadashi|
|Art Director||MOMOI Kaori|
|Cast||MOMOI Kaori, SASO Yugo, FUJITANI Ayako, Chris HARRISON|
With appearances in over 60 films, Kaori Momoi’s acting credits include Akira Kurosawa´s Kagemusha, Shohei Imamura´s Eijanaika, and Takashi Miike´s Sukiyaki Western Django. In 2007, MOMOI made her critically acclaimed writing and directing debut with Faces of a Fig Tree. The film was invited to 11 international film festivals and received five awards, including the NETPAC prize in Berlin. Hee marks her second film as writer-director.
Dr. Sanada, a psychiatrist encounters Azusa whom he once treated. He gets the chance again, but under very different circumstances. Azusa´s shocking story goes beyond anything he imagined.