Private Project


Story about a mountain village in Japan. The village is in serious aging and under-populated situation like the other local village in Japan. The film is focusing on process of change and stage as a knot where various actors, including a filmmaker, interact with each other. While the whole film as well as respective long takes can be grasped as a process of inevitable change of the traditional village located on the global world, it would be understood as a process of discovering precious memories as well as lively voices of respective individuals recalled through dialog with the filmmaker.

  • Atsushi Koike
  • Yuki Fujiyama
    Key Cast
  • Hirokazu Hironiwa
    Key Cast
  • Sakae Inoue
    Key Cast
  • Sizuko Inoue
    Key Cast
  • Fujie Kasai
    Key Cast
  • Kiyoshi Kasai
    Key Cast
  • Tadashi Kasai
    Key Cast
  • Atsushi Koike
    Key Cast
  • Hagemu Obata
    Key Cast
  • Kiyoshi Obata
    Key Cast
  • Michie Obata
    Key Cast
  • Haruko Ogura
    Key Cast
  • Naruhiko Ogura
    Key Cast
  • Sonoe Ogura
    Key Cast
  • Makie Oritani
    Key Cast
  • Kazuko Takahashi
    Key Cast
  • Kimie Takahashi
    Key Cast
  • Kimio Takahashi
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 28 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 23, 2017
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  • Node Film Screening (
    London, UK
    United Kingdom
    February 23, 2017
    United Kingdom premire
  • Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards
    May 17, 2017
    Wnner for best documentary (ex aequo) and nominated for best feature film
  • Apricot Tree International Documentary Film Festival
    Yereban and Ujan
    October 1, 2017
    Armenia Premire
Director Biography - Atsushi Koike

Atsushi Koike is a filmmaker, video editor, and musician. He was born in 1983 in Shiga, Japan. He has studied Documentary film making in The film school of Tokyo for two years from 2006. After finishing The film school of Tokyo, He finished studying visual anthropology at the University of Tromsø in Norway in 2010.
His debut feature documentary "node" won the UJAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL Special Prize at the Apricot Tree International Documentary Film Festival and the Best Documentary Award at the Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards.
He is involved in several film projects as an editor and editorial supervisor.
 He has also been a musician, is in a band called “rosetown” for many years.

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