Bright Future

a KIYOSHI KUROSAWA picture

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Title

Bright Future

Director

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Producer

Asai Takashi

Nationality

Japan

Year

2003

Duration

92'

Language

Japanese

Format

DTS-Stereo

Ratio

1.85

Original Title

Akarui mirai

Synopsis

Synopsis


Enigmatic Mamoru lives alone with his poisonous but hauntingly luminous jellyfish. These attractive loners sting whoever gets too close. Yuji, an emotionally unstable young man working at the same factory, is fascinated and influenced by Mamoru. When Mamoru is arrested for murdering his boss, Yuji is devoted to taking care of his jellyfish and, befriending Mamoru’s father with an eye to becoming his surrogate son.

Synopsis

Stills

Press

"Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a prolific and sui generis talent from Japan, this quietly creepy film contains a hint of politics and a wealth of shivers"

NEW YORK TIMES

"An enchantingly cryptic, ethereally photographed slice of somber surrealism that should definitely appeal to fans of David Lynch and Luis Buñuel"

PREMIERE MAGAZINE

"It’s a haunting, spooky journey into a world that embraces trippy ambiguity"

E!

Festivals
& Awards

Cannes International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival

Pusan International Film Festival

Tokyo FILMeX

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Durban Film Festival

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Febio Film Festival

Mumbai Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Joe Odagiri
Tatsuya Fuji
Tatsuya Fuji
Takashi Sasano
Marumi Shiraishi
Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Writer Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Producer Takashi Asai
Co-producers Sadayuki Iwase
Harumi Noshita
Executive producers Masafumi Odawara
Nobuhiko Sakô
Kenji Takahara
Music Shigeomi Hasumi
Takemasa Miyake
Cinematographer Takahide Shibanushi
Editor Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Production Design Yasuaki Harada
Art Direction James David Goldmark
Costume Design Michiko Kitamura

Releases

Japan - Uplink

18.01.2003

France - Ad Vitam

03.12.2003