The pic, which debuted in competitors at this yr’s Cannes Film Festival, was picked by the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. The choice marks the primary time a non-Japanese filmmaker has been chosen to guide the nation’s Oscars push. Wenders’ Perfect Days is prone to have beat out Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy And The Heron for the spot.
The movie’s official synopsis reads: Hirayama appears totally content material together with his easy life as a cleaner of bathrooms in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured on a regular basis routine, he enjoys his ardour for music and books. He loves bushes and takes images of them. A sequence of surprising encounters step by step reveals extra of his previous.
Starring are Koji Yakusho (Babel), newcomer Arisa Nakano, Tokio Emoto (Norwegian Wood), Yumi Aso (Carnation), Sayuri Ishikawa (Run, Truck Rascal, Run!), Tomokazu Miura (Adrift in Tokyo), Aoi Yamada (Netflix sequence First Love) and veteran actor and dancer Min Tanaka (The Twilight Samurai). Producers are Koji Yanai, alongside filmmaker Wenders and co-writer Takuma Takasaki (Honokaa bôi). Lead actor Yakusho serves as govt producer.
Perfect Days is ready to open this yr’s Tokyo Film Festival, the place the German filmmaker may even function the President of the competitors jury. Neon is releasing domestically, whereas MUBI has rights to the UK, Ireland, LATAM, and Turkey.
Here’s the listing of class submissions to date: