Tamako in Moratorium

  • 78'
  • Japan
  • 2013
Tamako reads a comic strip. Tamako plays a computer game. Tamako watches the news and sighs that Japan is in a bad way. Tamako eats the meals that her father has prepared for her with great dedication, but she doesn’t thank him. Let alone doing anything to help in the sports shop which she lives above and he keeps running during the day. In other words, Tamako has the pause button pressed. Her father is not happy about this but he has long given up saying anything about it.
After several grander films, Yamashita Nobuhiro returns with Tamako in Moratorium to the intimate scale of his earlier work. In the course of the four seasons covered by the film, Tamako occasionally has contact with clients such as the young Hitoshi, and acquaintances such as the teacher with whom her father had a date. Something does change, even though all of this is filmed and acted so subtly that it is almost imperceptible.

Director
Yamashita Nobuhiro
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
78'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Moratorium Tamako
Language
Japanese
Producer
Yasumasa Saimi
Production Company
MON Entertainment
Sales
Bitters End Inc.
Screenplay
Mukai Kosuke
Cinematography
Ashizawa Akiko, Ikeuchi Yoshihiro
Editor
Sato Takashi
Production Design
Ataka Norihumi
Sound Design
Ikenaga Shoji
Music
Hoshino Gen
Cast
Maeda Atsuko, Kan Suon