Ow

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    Ow

    Maru

    Directed by

    Japan

    2014

    89 min

    • Japanese

    Drama

    OW is set in the suburban home of the Suzuki family, which includes a middle-aged father hiding his recent unemployment, an adult son never employed to begin with and correspondingly given to sleeping late, a grandmother nearing dementia, and a mother who’s growing quietly exhausted minding the family’s daily clockwork machinations. In short, this family a typical middle-class clan, in an era in which such a status is ever more difficult to maintain.

    Credits

    Cast
    Iida Kaoru
    Suzuki Tetsuo
    Kihara Masatoshi
    Deguchi Ryuichi
    Ikeda Sho
    Suzuki Yuta
    Kaneko Sari
    Tsuda Yuriko
    Karube Hitomi
    Suzuki Yumi
    Screenplay
    Suzuki Yohei
    Koyama Yukiko
    Cinematography
    Kashiwada Yohei
    Editing
    Suzuki Yohei
    Music
    Imamura Samon
    Production
    YOHEI SUZUKI
    Suzuki Yohei

    Suzuki Yohei

    Japan

    Born in 1984 in Ibaraki Prefecture, Suzuki Yohei graduated from the Department of Moving Images and Performing Arts Faculty of Art and Communication at Tama Art University. His debut feature, OW (2014), was nominated for the Best New Director Award at Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 and screened at New Directors/New Films 2015, Vienna International Film Festival 2015 and International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016. His idiosyncratic humor satirizing Japanese society received high praise from the likes of British writer and film commentator Tony Rayns. His latest title, YEAH (2018), premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018. He is currently working on his second feature, ABOKKE.

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