The Japanese director Mr. Tetsuichiro Tsuta is invited at Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), in collaboration with The Japan Foundation, New Delhi. His second film – ‘The Tale of IYA’ has been chosen to be screened at DIFF.
After screening of film at Dharamashala International Film Festival (DIFF), it will be screened at Delhi at Japan Foundation.
Dr. Rashmi Doraiswamy will be in conversation with the Director on 9th November at 14:30. It will be followed by the screening of the film at 15:00.
Date : 9th November, 2015
Time : 14:30 ~
Venue : The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
English Subtitles | 169 Minutes
Short Synopsis: An outsider from Tokyo arrives in Iya, a place where the riches of nature abound. The young man, named Kudo, plans to live a new, self-sufficient existence. He is exhausted with city life, and believes that this beautiful land can give him some rest. But reality is not as easy as he thought. A conflict is underway between a local construction company and a group of nature conservationists. One day, Kudo meets Grandpa and a girl, Haruna, who live deep in the heart of the mountains, far from any other human inhabitant. Their modest and humble life passes slowly, seeming eternal, as if time had stopped.
About Director – Tetsuichiro Tsuta
Tetsuichiro Tsuta was born on June 29, 1984, in a Japanese small town in the mountains. The town was famous for baseball team; however, he spent all his time playing soccer game. He then entered Tokyo Polytechnic University to study filmmaking. He found it very interesting to use 16mm and Black & White film. His first feature film “Islands of Dreams” was taken in 16mm, Black & White negative; he has done every process such as developing and printing all by himself inventing his own methods. This film with impressive visual that is reminiscent of golden age of films had received good reputations at film festivals.
Director/Producer/Writer/Editor : Tetsuichiro Tsuta
Cinematographer : Yutaka Aoki
Sound : Shintaro Kamijyo
Music : Keita Kawabata
Production Manager : Masayuki Ueda
Unit Director : Tomohiko Takeno
Film Festival History
・Tokyo International Film Festival 2013 『Special Mention』
・Tromsø International Film Festival 2014 『Aurora Prize』
・Göteborg International Film Festival 2014
・Glasgow Film Festival 2014
・6th Pan Asia Film Festival 2014 『Best Film Award』
・HELSINKI CINE AASIA Film Festival 2014
・3rd Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival 2014
・The 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival 『Jury Prize』
・The 15th Jeonju International Film Festival
・The 14th Nippon Connection Film Festival
・The 17th Shanghai International Film Festival
・The 16th Taipei Film Festival
・Japanese Film Festival 2014 (Singapore)
・Japan Cuts 2014 （New York）
・Summer International Film Festival 2014 （China/Beijing）
・The 14th Gwangju International Film Festival
・Nara International Film Festival
・CAMERA JAPAN Festival 2014
・12th Green Film Festival in Seoul 『Special Mention』
・The 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival
“The Tale of Iya” H P：http://iyamonogatari.jp/