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PROGRAM

Climbing to Spring

  • Japan
  • 2014
  • 116min
  • color
  • Fiction

This is the story of Toru, a young man running a mountain cabin located 3,000m above sea level in Tateyama, known as the Alps of Japan. The film was shot on location in Tateyama’s Onanjiyama service area. To run the cabin after his father passes away, Toru returns to his hometown, but everything is a challenge for him, from climbing the mountain with food supplies hoisted on his back to predicting the weather. It is his father’s cabin staff who offer help to the rookie cabin keeper. A healing film that steps away from the intensity of the city to return to a natural lifestyle, it highlights the family-like ties between the cabin staff and the vocation of a family business. (HAN Song-i)

 

 

Schedule

  • 2019-09-07

    16:30

    Eonyang Theater 2

    G E   

  • 2019-09-09

    12:30

    Alps Cinema 1

    G E   

Director

  • Daisaku KIMURA

    Daisuke Kimura demonstrated his prodigious talent as a cinematographer in the Japanese film masterpieces Hakkodasan, Day of Resurrection, Yukai and Railroad Man. His directorial debut Mt. Tsurugidake(2009) was a huge hit, winning him the best director award at the Japan Academy Awards. 

Credit

  • ProducerISHIHARA Takashi
  • Cast MASTSUYAMA Kenichi, AOI Yu, KOBAYASHI Kaoru, DAN Fumi, TOYOKAWA Etsushi
  • Cinematography KIMURA Daisaku
  • Editor ITAGAKI Keiichi
  • Music IKEBE Shinichiro
  • Sound ISHIDERA Kenichi
  • Script KIMURA Daisaku