NIGHT CRUISING + Q&A with Makoto Sasaki & Miyuki Tanaka

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

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NIGHT CRUISING follows the congenitally blind musician Hideyuki Kato as he pursues the realisation of a short sci-fi film.

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Directed by Makoto Sasaki

Documentary / Japan/ 144mins

Strand: Arty

European Premiere

Screening: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:30 | Thurs, 26 Sep 14:30

There have been many great filmmakers who were blind in one eye - John Ford, Raoul Walsh, Fritz Lang. But a filmmaker who is totally blind in both eyes - and has been since birth? There is little precedent to be found there. This does not deter Kato Hideyuki, blind from birth, as he seeks to direct his first film. And rather than morph the form into something ‘blind-friendly’ - a reliance on voiceover or narration - Kato instead decides he wants his film to be primarily visual, despite the fact he will never be able to see it.

This creates a variety of challenges, as you might imagine. But in encountering them, Kato forces his collaborators to reappraise their artform. Every visual element of filmmaking he questions fundamentally. What is, for example, the purpose of colour, what does it represent? On the flipside, Kato’s own vision of the world is then translated into a form that the sighted can experience - an altruistic transmission of one form of sense experience to another. Makoto Sasaki’s documentary - which includes Kato’s final film - is unique in content and fascinating in approach. / Reviewed by Milo Garner

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Director: Makoto Sasaki

Producer: Miyuki Tanaka

Executive Producer: Miyuki Tanaka

Cast: Hideyuki Kato

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

United Kingdom

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