BEYOND THE WAVES draws the portrait of TARO YAMAMOTO : an atypical young Japanese senator who used to be a popular actor. Through his story we also discover the image of contemporary Japan. A country marching towards nationalism, xenophobia and rearmament. A subjective Japan seen through the eyes of a rebel who goes against the flow. We accompany TARO through his struggles and doubts. What we discover is a reflection of our own reality. Japan is finally not so far away from us. And Taro Yamamoto feels closer than we could have imagined.
Production : Sophimages
Co-production : CBA, Magellan Films, RTBF, Zorn Production International.
With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, VAF, Canvas,Creative media,Les verts Européens, tax shelter du gouvernement belge
Resistance Film Festival, South Korea, 07/19
Festival de Lasalle, DOC-Cévennes, France, 05/18
Festival de Lama, France, 07/18
Hofer-Filmtage, Germany, 10/18
Cinéma Le Parc (Liège)
Cinéma Sphinx (Gand)
Cinéma ZED (Leuven)
Kyoto University (Kyoto)
Senshu University (Tokyo)