Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow

Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow
  • Thursday, May 25, 14:45 Mousonturm Saal
  • 聖の青春
    Satoshi no seishun
  • Japan 2016, DCP, 124 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • Director: Yoshitaka MORI
  • Script: Kosuke MUKAI based on a novel by Yoshio OSAKI
  • Production: “Satoshi no Seishun” Film Partners
  • Camera: Katsumi YANAGISHIMA
  • World sales: Kadokawa
  • Cast: Kenichi MATSUYAMA, Masahiro HIGASHIDE, Shota SOMETANI, Lily Franky, Tokio EMOTO
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award

This film tells the true story of Satoshi MURAYAMA, who devoted his life to his two greatest struggles: against shogi (Japanese chess) master Yoshiharu HABU and against an incurable disease. Through his love of shogi he developed an astonishing strength of will, but ultimately, it cost him his life. Director Yoshitaka MORI succeeded in depicting the quiet style of shogi in exciting ways, while lead actor Kenichi MATSUYAMA gives the performance of a lifetime.

Director’s Bio
Born in Saitama in 1979, Yoshitaka MORI made his debut with 108 (2008) after having produced several documentaries. With this feature film he won the silver awards at the Shindo Kaneto Awards. His second movie SPACE BROTHERS (2012) was screened at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and won two awards.

2008 108 (Hyakuhachi); 2012 Space Brothers (Uchu kyodai)

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