Beyond the waves

Alain de Halleux & 65.52' — 2017

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.

Belgium

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

Director
Alain de Halleux
Scenario
Alain de Halleux
DOP
Alain de Halleux
Sound
Aya Tanaka
Image editor
Luc Plantier
Sound editor
Jean-Jacques Quinet
Mix
Jean-Jacques Quinet
Calibration
Serge Dietrich
Music
Michel Berckmans
Production
Sophimages (Sophie Schoukens)
Image Format
HD
Sound Format
Stereo
BW/Colour
Color
Languages OV
JP
Available subtitles
FR, EN
Festivals

2019:
Resistance Film Festival, South Korea, 07/19

2018:
Festival de Lasalle, DOC-Cévennes, France, 05/18
Festival de Lama, France, 07/18
Hofer-Filmtage, Germany, 10/18

Projections (non-exhaustive list)

Flagey (Bruxelles)
Cinéma Le Parc (Liège)
Cameo (Namur)
Cinéma Sphinx (Gand)
Cinéma ZED (Leuven)
Kyoto University (Kyoto)
Senshu University (Tokyo)

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