Videophobia

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    Videophobia

    Directed by

    Japan

    2019

    89 min

    • Japanese
    • Korean

    Drama

    A young woman discovers that a sex tape made without her knowledge is circulating online. Paranoia takes over, along with a sense of injustice. Her sudden terror of the video triggers a downward spiral where she loses all social bearings. Shot in magnificent black-and-white, reminiscent of Chris Marker or Noboru Tanaka, the Miyazaki deals with sexual abuse in the form of cyber-rape. The film forcefully dissects the overwhelmingly traumatic effects of a crime that fractures reality in a society under constant surveillance.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Sumire Ashina
    Tomona Hirota
    Shugo Oshinari
    Masahiro Umeda
    Screenplay
    Naoto Akiyama
    Daisuke Miyazaki
    Cinematography
    Yasutaka Watanabe
    Editing
    Ryoma Hirata
    Production
    DEEP END PICTURES INC.
    Daisuke Miyazaki

    Daisuke Miyazaki

    Japan

    Daisuke Miyazaki was born in 1980 in Yokohama, Japan. He started working in the industry as a production designer assistant in Leos Carax’s film MERDE (2008). After that, he started working as an assistant director. He worked for international known directors such as Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Kunitoshi Manda. In 2011, he made his first feature film, END OF THE NIGHT. This film was selected for numerous international film festivals and won the Special Mention Prize at the Toronto Shindesai Cinema Festival. After being selected as the "7 Japanese Independent Film Directors You Must Check Out" by Raindance Film Festival in 2013, Miyazaki was selected for the Berlinale Talents. His second feature film YAMATO (CALIFORNIA) was screened at more than 15 international film festivals and got praise from the New York Times, Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. TOURISM is his third feature film, selected at BIFAN IFF. VIDEOPHOBIA (2019) is his latest feature film, it had its world premiere at FNC.

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