Sayonara

Fukada Koji

Japan after a nuclear disaster. Tanya is terminally ill and awaiting the results of a government-organised evacuation lottery. But since she is a migrant, her chances to win are very low. Left all alone, she spends her last days in a desolate place together with Leona, a female android in a wheelchair who becomes her only true friend.
Sayonara is perhaps the most subtle, poetic and intimate of takes on a post-apocalyptic world and relations between humans and cyborgs. Tanya builds a deeply emotional bond with the robot, who not only looks like a human but also learns to understand things that only people can know - mortality and the fear of death.
In Japanese, 'sayonara' means 'the last goodbye'. This is a special moment full of deep melancholy and true beauty, and such is the film of Fukada Koji. The film features the most charming android ever, fantastically played by the real android Geminoid F, created in Osaka University. Also screens in the programme ID: The Generic Self.

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Filmmaker
Fukada Koji
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Japan
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
112’
Language
Japanese, English, French
Producer
Konishi Keisuke
Production Company
Phantom Film
Sales
ColorBird
Writer
Fukada Koji
Cinematography
Ashizawa Akiko
Sound Design
Onogawa Hiroyuki
Music
Onogawa Hiroyuki
Cast
Bryerly Long
Website
http://sayonara-movie.com