Out There

Ito Takehiro

Five years on from his first film, Ito Takehiro tacks between Tokyo and Taiwan; between documentary and feature film and between fiction and reality with his independent debut, Out There. What Ito wanted to do was make a documentary about Taiwanese director Edward Yang. When this project didn’t get off the ground, he decided to work up the trials of filmmaking into a feature film.
So, Out There is about director Haruo – Ito’s alter ego – who is looking for a new lead actor for his previously unsuccessful project. He finds Ma (played by himself), a Taiwanese who roller-skates with gusto through the streets of Tokyo. From interviews, it transpires that both director and actor miss a sense of being at home, in the right place, and this is symbolised visually by the continuous switching from 16mm to Handycam to widescreen digital. 

Screenings

  • KINO 2
    English subtitles
    Thu 26 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 6
    English subtitles
    Fri 27 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 7
    English subtitles
    Sun 29 Jan Buy
  • Kino 3
    English subtitles
    Fri 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Ito Takehiro
Country
Japan, Taiwan
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
142’
Language
Chinese, Japanese, English
Producer
Ito Takehiro
Production Company
Eyes Films
Sales
Eyes Films
Writer
Ito Takehiro, Ma Chun Chih
Cinematography
Sasaki Yasuyuki
Editor
Ito Takehiro
Production Design
Iimori Norihiro
Sound Design
Fujiguchi Ryota
Music
Alexandra Barkovskaya
Cast
Ma Chun Chih, Kobayashi Haruo, Kitaura Ayu, Hattori Ryuzaburo, Seto Natsumi