After being rejected by his parents for his homosexuality, Tadashi leaves home to try to fulfill his dream of becoming an onnagata: an actor who plays female roles in the tradition of kabuki theater. However, as he is not part of any lineage of interpreters and being half Japanese, half Spanish, he is not accepted in traditional theater circles, so he is forced to reinvent himself and create his own version of kabuki: a show with a much more transgressive approach than the original.
A few years later, already living in Madrid, Tadashi will meet Liu, a young Chinese journalist who will interview him that will not only make him return to the past to relive his most intimate memories, but will also change her forever.
El DIRECTOR: ADRIÀ GUXENS
Graduated from ESCAC. Short Films: I Don't Think It Is Going To Rain '(Silver Biznaga de Plata at the Malaga Festival and candidate for the Gaudí Awards),' Preludi '(Best Student Short Film at the St. Joan d' Film Festival Alacant), 'Un momento' (Best Int. Student Short Film at the Zaragoza Film Festival) or 'La Puerta' (TIFF Kids, Cinekid).
Kokuhaku is a project that cannot come at a better time. In fact, I had wanted to address the concept of masculinity for a long time in one of my stories; explore how fragile it can be, and especially in the Asian culture itself, where the predominance of the normative and the patriarchal structure is even stronger than in the West due to the wide assimilation of Confucianism and other similar doctrines.
Our story also focuses on intercultural dialogue, since in it a Japanese actor and a Chinese journalist exchange reflections in a country that is not theirs and that has served as a means of escape, without having renounced their identities. . By this I mean that it is very necessary to show the coexistence and the mixture of cultures and languages in our society, something that happens in a completely natural way and of which there are hardly any references in the framework of Spanish cinema, where Asian characters are still highly stigmatized. Thus, Kokuhaku intends to be one of the first Spanish references to have two Asian characters or of Asian descent as protagonists.
Kokuhaku no deja de ser un canto a la vida y al empoderamiento, pues no podemos vivir si no luchamos por lo que queremos y, sobretodo, si no aceptamos quiénes somos. — Adrià Guxens
PRODUCERS: Adrià Guxens y Kuni Tomita
PRODUCTION: David Delgado, Marc Chica y José.
DIRECTOR: Adrià Guxens
WRITER: Kuni Tomita y Adrià Guxens
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Juli Carné.
MUSIC: Andrew Amstrong.
KIMONO'S DESIGNER: Fernando Álvarez.
STYLIST: Andrea Jiménez Martínez.
MAKE UP ARTIST: Patri de Moral.
TAIKO: Isabel Romeo. Japanese drums.*
ART DEPARTMENT: Julu Martínez
DIRECTOR'S ASSITANT: Arturo Salmerón
MONTAJE: Raul Kingtai
SOUND: Anqi He
LIU - Zhihan chen
TADASHI'S MOTHER: Yala Romero
TADASHI'S FATHER: Akihiko Serikawa
TADASHI KID: Ryu Shinzato
TADASHI TEENAGER: Kenzo Tovar Fukuoka
ERIKA COUSING: Iria Kimura
YOKAI: Isabel Romeo
KUROGO: Fernando Álvarez
Gracias por tu ayuda!!!
Thank you so much for your support.
The budget for the shortfilm is € 10,510.32. We have 3,000 to close the budget and start filming.
SHOOTING: July or September.
Personal contact: Kuni Tomita
Facebook: Kunihito Tomita
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