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17th(2015)



Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday

트레일러 재생

OKITA Shuichi

  • Japan
  • 2014
  • 88min
  • HD
  • color
  • Fiction

Korean Premiere | 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival – Japanese Cinema Splash Special Mention



 

Synopsis

 Seven women aged between 40 and 80 join the Leaf peeping/Grand Mythical Waterfall/Hot Springs tour. The women chat, pick berries, take photos and generally enjoy themselves as they follow their unreliable guide to the waterfall. Then the guide disappears, leaving the women stranded in the woods. Thrown into an experience far removed from their ordinary lives makes them reflective.



 
 

Program Note

 Here comes the latest film directed by OKITA Shuichi who
 has shown the value of repetitive routines in everyday life,
 especially through cooking, in his 2009 film The Chef of
 the South Polar
. In Ecotheraphy Getaway Holiday as
 the male tour guide suddenly disappears, seven women
 who are expecting a pleasant hike to a mythical waterfall
 get lost in the hills. Confronted with cold, hunger, and fear
 of not being able to return home, these women find a way
 to survive together with their wit and talent. The solidarity
 of seven women is not the same as that of OGIGAMI
 Naoko\'s women in Kamome Diner, which supports a
 new life at a new place. It becomes an encouragement
 to restore their self-confidence and to go back to their
 present life which might be full of hardship. In this sense,
 ecotherapy as stated in the title refers to the experience
 that makes grateful the ordinary activities such as eating,
 sleeping, and resting that are taken for granted rather than
 a tour which often ends in a temporary deviation. More
 importantly, this ecotherapy offers a chance to reconsider
 what feminism can mean. Additionally, the natural
 performance of non-professional actresses overlaid with
 the sounds and images of nature honestly carries the joy
 of existence. [PARK Mi-young]
 


 
 

Director

  • OKITA ShuichiOKITA Shuichi

    OKITA Shuichi was born in 1977 in Saitama and graduated from Nihon University, College of Art, Department of Cinema. He is an acclaimed filmmaker both at home in Japan and overseas. His latest movie, The Story of Yonosuke (2013) was invited to the Tokyo International Film Festival and Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt.

Credit

  • ProducerFUKADA Seigo, ONO Hitoshi, SHUNDO Tadaatsu
  • Cast NEGISHI Haruko, YASUZAWA Chigusa, OGINO Yuriko
  • Screenwriter OKITA Shuichi
  • Cinematography ASHIZAWA Akiko
  • Art director TERAO Jun
  • Editor SATO Takashi
  • Music YASUI Shin
  • Sound TAKADA Shinya