The Pioneer

  • 27'
  • Japan
  • 2018
Set in Japan in an otherworldly near future prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, artist and photographer Ishihara Umi’s glamorous dystopian sci-fi finds a mother and daughter torn apart. Government agents abduct the mother after discovering the pills they’d distributed to prevent memory loss have had no effect on her.

Screens before The Garden Apartment.
Director
Ishihara Umi
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
27'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Boukyaku no senkusya
Language
Japanese
Producer
Ishihara Umi
Sales
Ishihara Umi
Cinematography
Charlie Hillhouse
Editor
Ishihara Umi
Sound Design
Takuya Kawakami