Coming of Age Drama Tragedy

River’s Edge (リバーズ・エッジ)

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© 2018 River’s Edge Film Partners / Kyoko Okazaki / TAKARAJIMASHA

A brutal and turbulent coming-of-age drama laced with violence, sex, and death

Screens in Sydney and Melbourne.

Award winning director Isao Yukisada brings to life a darkly realistic depiction of a socially pressured, disillusioned generation of teenagers and their unrelenting encounters with violence, set in the lead up to a traumatic era of Japanese society. The moody cinematography of River’s Edge turns the grass-land and industrial smoke of mid-1990’s Tokyo ominous and highlights the ugliness of the world both as a whole and within the school itself, as a group of school students with unusual and twisted bonds come together and fall apart, intensified by a gruesome discovery on the banks of a river. Yukisada’s choice to convey a sense of cinema vérité with in-character interviews throughout the film elevates River’s Edge beyond the standard angst-ridden teen drama.

68th Berlin International Film Festival – Panorama Division

日本語の解説は映画.comへ

SPECIAL GUEST Q&A
20 Nov in Sydney

Director Isao Yukisada will be in attendance to take part in a post-film Q&A session in Sydney.

Year: 2018

Length: 118

Format: DCP colour

Classification rating: Strictly 18+

Audience warning: Contains strong themes; moderate nudity, violence and language.

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Genre: Coming of Age Drama Tragedy

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Date Time Location City Special Events
Concluded - Event Cinemas George Street - sydney
Concluded - ACMI - melbourne

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Cast & Crew

Director
Isao Yukisada/
Original Story
Kyoko Okazaki/
Screenplay
Misaki Setoyama/
Producer
Shinji Ogawa/
Takahiro Yoshizawa/
Shunsuke Koga/
Tsuyoshi Sugiyama/
Cast
Fumi Nikaido/
Ryo Yoshizawa/
Aoi Morikawa/
Shuhei Uesugi/
Sumire/
Shiori Doi/