Jesus - IFFAM - 4th International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Jesus
Japan | 2018 | 77’ | DCP | Colour | Japanese | Group: B

Director: Hiroshi Okuyama

An introduction of the film will be given by film delegation before the film screening

SHOWTIMES
2018/12/12 17:00 Macao Cultural Centre – Small Auditorium

SYNOPSIS

Yura is a young boy whose family leaves Tokyo to live with his grandmother in the snowy countryside. Not only must he fit in at a new school, but it’s a Christian one. At first he is puzzled when he and his classmates are called to “worship,” but he gradually adjusts to his new environment. One day, in the middle of a prayer, he sees a very small Jesus appear before him. Each wish Yura makes to Jesus comes true, and he starts to have faith in the power of the Lord.

DIRECTOR

Hiroshi Okuyama

Hiroshi Okuyama was born in Japan in 1996 and began making films when he was still in high school. He first received critical acclaim in 2014 for his music video “Graduation Party!!!!!” which premiered at the Kyoto International Film Festival. His 2018 short film Tokyo 21st October was selected for Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia as well as Busan. His first feature Jesus had its world premiere in the New Directors section of the San Sebastian Film Festival. He is also an accomplished cinematographer, writer and editor.

CAST & CREW

Director Hiroshi Okuyama

Cast Yura Sato, Riki Okuma

Scriptwriter Hiroshi Okuyama

Cinematographer Hiroshi Okuyama

Editor Hiroshi Okuyama

Production Designer Kaede Fujimoto

Music

Costumes

Producers Tadashi Yoshino

Production Closing Remarks Inc.

Distributor  

World Sales Nikkatsu Corporation

COMPETITION