Hideyuki HIRAYAMA 平山秀幸

Family Of Strangers

閉鎖病棟―それぞれの朝―

Nippon Cinema   ª 

Three people meet in a psychiatric ward: Hide is a convicted murderer in a wheelchair, Chu is a former office worker with psychotic episodes, and Yuki is an 18-year-old who was abused by her stepfather. Together, they try to find their place in society again. With this film, Hideyuki HIRAYAMA succeeds in making an impulsive plea for social warmth.

閉鎖病棟―それぞれの朝―
Heisa byoto ―sorezore no asa―

Japan 2019

117 minutes

Director
Hideyuki HIRAYAMA

Script
Hideyuki HIRAYAMA based on a novel by Hosei HAHAKIGI

Cinematography
Kozo SHIBASAKI

Music
Goro YASUKAWA

About Hideyuki HIRAYAMA
平山秀幸

Hideyuki HIRAYAMA, born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1950, studied at Nihon University and was assistant director to Shuji TERAYAMA, among others. HIRAYAMA made his directorial debut MARIA'S STOMACH in 1990 and won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award with his second film THE GAMES TEACHERS PLAY (1992). After the great success of his horror series SCHOOL GHOST STORIES (1995), he won the FIPRESCI Award in Montreal and the Japan Academy Film Prize for Best Director with his 1998 film BEGGING FOR LOVE. Several of his films, including A LAUGHING FROG (2002 / NC '04) and THREE FOR THE ROAD (2007 / NC '08), have been screened at the Nippon Connection Film Festival.

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