Film

Control Tower
FILM

Control Tower

管制塔 (Kanseitou)
International Premiere
Tuesday, July 19, 2011



2011. 68 min., HD Cam SR, in Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Takahiro Miki. With Kento Yamazaki and Ai Hashimoto.

Featuring the hottest-looking teenagers of this year’s line-up, and inspired by a song of the same name by the rock band Galileo Galilei, director Miki’s (Solanin) latest is the distilled, purest essence of Japanese teenage romance: Kento Yamazaki plays a bored (but handsome) 15-year-old boy named Kakeru who’s trying to figure out where he belongs against the backdrop of the spectacular winter frost in Wakkanai, Hokkaido. One day, he meets a transfer student named Mizuho (Ai Hashimoto, Confessions) and through their common love of music, they communicate and find something that makes their young hearts beat faster.

Part of Japan Cuts 2011: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema

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