HIS LOST NAME
Official Panorama Section
Director: Hirose Nanako
A young man is found almost unconscious on a river bank. A middle-aged widower Tetsuro shelters the man who tells nothing but his name “Shin-ichi.” Though baffled by the old man’s eagerness, who treats Shin-ichi like his own son by providing a place to live and a job, Shin-ichi starts to feel at ease and tries to confess his past. In the meantime, there is a rumor about an incident a little while ago in the town, and people begin to suspect the stranger. The film premiered at the Busan International Film Festival 2018, was presented at the Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019 and the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019, and was awarded a special mention at the TOKYO FILMeX 2018.
Nanako Hirose (1987, Kanagawa) is a Japanese director who, after graduating from Musashino Art University, joined Kore-eda Hirokazu’s production company BUN-BUKU in 2011. She worked in Kore-eda’s TV series “Going Home” (2012), “Like Father, Like Son” (2013), “Our Little Sister” (2015), “After The Storm” (2016), and Miwa Nishikawa’s “The Long Excuse” (2016). “His Lost Name” marks as her feature film debut.
Friday 1st November