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2009 Tip Top
Sweet Little Lies
Essence of Life
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Aug Sat - 7.30pm
74 min, Colour, HD, Japanese with English subtitles, PG
Directed by MATSUE
Tetsuaki / 松江 哲明
Cast: MAENO Kenta, THE DAVID BOWIES, NAGASAWAI Tsugumi
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this offbeat documentary filmed in one single 74-minute take, JFF 2008 guest MATSUE
Tetsuaki follows around singer songwriter MAENO Kenta's guerrilla show along the
streets of Kichijoji – Tokyo’s coolest suburb. On New Year's Day in 2009,
we travel with Maeno as he walks from Tokyo's Musashino Hachimangu Shrine through
the streets of Kichijoji to Inokashira Park. Matsue turns the entire city into
an enormous stage and captures a full sixteen song set, while at the same time
revealing to us the true face of the city and the people who live in it.
Film - Tokyo International Film Festival 2009
About the director:
Born 1977 in Tokyo. Graduated in 1999 from the Japan Academy of Moving Images.
For his graduation work, Matsue chose to explore his ethnic Korean roots in the
autobiographical documentary ANNYONG KIMCHI, which participated in festivals worldwide,
and won the NETPAC Special Mention at the Yamagata International Documentary Film
Festival in 1999. Since then, Matsue has continued to work extensively in all
aspects of documentary and film: directing more documentaries, acting in others'
works such as MEIKE Mitsuru's THE GLAMOROUS LIFE OF SACHIKO HANAI (SIFF 2006),
being a judge for the "Winds of Asia" segment of the Tokyo International Film
Festival, and movie critic for publications Shuukan Kinyoubi and Eiga Geijutsu
Notes: The director's trademark of participating in his own documentary films
as seen in his previous works like EVERY JAPANESE WOMAN MAKES HER OWN CURRY finds
its place in LIVE TAPE. A film that is simple in its construct but delivers more
than its promise.
and strategy by LUNA DIGITAL