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Chaos & Drive

On a street at night, there is a woman walking and talking to her loved one over the phone.
Light dizziness, talking past each other, feeling a presence of someone chasing... Running away from that, she fell into a daydream of herself with chaotic sweetness behind. The man and the woman entangled one another in chaos to manipulate, drive, reprise and they are drawn to each other.

  • Sakura Akamatsu
    Director
  • Sakura Akamatsu
    Writer
  • Ken Natsuhara
    Producer
  • Eitoku Kawamura
    Producer
  • Sumire Akamatsu
    Key Cast
    "Woman in black shoes "
  • Takeshi Uehara
    Key Cast
    "Voice of the man"
  • Megumi Kobayashi
    Key Cast
    "Woman in red shoes "
  • Yuki Hamano
    Key Cast
    "The Man"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Dorama, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300,000 JPY
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Language:
    Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 8mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Kolkata Shorts International Film fest
    Kolkata
    India
    July 21, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official selection
  • Yokohama Entertainment Art Paradise
    Yokohama
    January 3, 2020
    Japan premiere
    Grand prize
  • VIDEOFORMES 2020 International Festival
    Clermont-Ferrand
    March 15, 2020
    European premiere
    Official selection
Director Biography - Sakura Akamatsu

I was born in Yokohama, Japan. In my childhood, my father worked in Taiwan, so I feel nostalgia in Taipei. A video artist (film director) who used to be a dentist.
In 2008, I studied art films at the Image Forum Institute of Moving Images, and then I learned film making at the New Cinema Workshop. Later, I produced several short films, medium-length films, experimental films and music videos. My film is poetic and I draw my hands focusing on details such as legs, legs and lips. My films always release classy fetishism.

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Director Statement

Usually, the cast of a movie shows a face.
I want to release the preconception of the audience by not taking a face shot.
As if to look at romance of men and women from a hole in the wall of the city somewhere ... while imagining.
I shot using an 8mm film camera and an iPhone or digital video camera, and expressed emotion, trauma and reality in parallel.
I used the nostalgic impression of 8mm film images,
It is also the first film I took 10 years ago at a film school. That's nostalgic in that sense.
The image was combined with the image taken this year with a digital camera.
So it's also a short film that combines my past and present feelings.