Greater Things

Vahid Hakimzadeh

A disengaged Japanese couple living in a design house. A Lithuanian wrestler who works in Japan and feels like an outsider there. An Iranian architect who wanders through the streets of Tokyo. Greater Things beautifully explores a special feeling when you fall out of yourself and start to be someone else and live somewhere in between.

Several people of different nationalities, backgrounds and aspirations come across each other in contemporary Japan. An Iranian architect in search of something that only he knows, a Lithuanian martial arts fighter who feels like an outsider in Tokyo, a Japanese man and his wife who live in a design house made of glass. Is there something that can truly connect them? Are they really different from each other or do they rather represent the same type of contemporary nomad who lives everywhere and nowhere? And is there still a need for connections in the world where isolation is no longer considered to be a negative experience? Greater Things magically recreates and explores these special yet very familiar conditions and states of being. An exquisite piece of cinema dealing with the issue of fluid identity and living somewhere in between, when you step out of yourself and do not know who and where you are.

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Filmmaker
Vahid Hakimzadeh
Premiere
European premiere
Country
United Kingdom, Japan
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
66
Language
Japanese, English
Producer
Howard Stogdon
Production Company
Greater Things Limited
Sales
Greater Things Limited
Writer
Vahid Hakimzadeh
Cinematography
Ghasem Ebrahimian
Editor
Nick Calori, Nick Calori
Production Design
Aristotelis Maragkos
Sound Design
Henning Knoepfel
Cast
Nezam Ardalan
Website
https://www.facebook.com/greaterthingsmovie/