Director Takahisa Zeze in Person!
Heaven’s Story / Hevunzu sutôrî / ヘヴンズ ストーリー
(2010) dir Takahisa Zeze w/Moeki Tsuruoka, Tomoharu Hasegawa [278 min; 35mm]
Eight-year old Sato swears revenge against the man that slaughtered her family – yet he has already committed suicide. On TV she learns of a young father who swears to track down and execute the teenager that killed his wife and daughter. Eight years later she visits him and together they embark on a harrowing hunt that forces them to face their very idea of humanity. HEAVEN’S STORY switches between a merciless depiction of the aftereffects of violence, a poetic investigation of intertwined lives, and surreal scenes of beauty reminiscent of traditional Japanese masked theater.
Heaven’s Story official site (Japanese)
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