Parallel WorldDirector:Naomi Kawase
CAST:Takayuki Yamada / Anna Ishii / 14min.

Parallel World
Toru revisits the astronomical observatory in his old school for the first time in 15 years. He finds a notebook in the room that remained unchanged and frozen in time. "Thanks for watching me." It was a message from Maya, a member of the school dance club, who he had feelings for. The feelings he had and never said arrives at a dead end as tears run down from his eyes. Memories from 15 years ago and the present begin to intertwine. If only he could turn back the hands of time...

Music : Unfair World
Artist : J Soul Brothers III

Sandaime J Soul Brothers
J Soul Brothers III : Profile
J Soul Brothers III is a dance and vocal group, encompassing the spirit of EXILE.NAOTO, one of the EXILE members, and Naoki Kobayashi serve as the group leaders. ELLY, Kenjiro Yamashita, Takanori Iwata, Naoki Kobayashi, and NAOTO are the performers of JSB. Ryuji Imaichi and Hiroomi Tosaka sing for JSB and won “VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION2" ~Inspiring the next generation of stars~, which was presented by EXILE in 2010.

Director : Naomi Kawase

Director: Naomi Kawase

Comment
When I brought myself closer to the lyrics in "Unfair World" and the feelings it holds, I thought of myself and these images. These nostalgic and sad feelings took me back to the astronomical observatory, a place in my old school where I never entered during my school days but by stepping foot inside, I strangely found memories of my past flashing back. Dreams that never came true, moments that I couldn't hold on to, if I could tie these things to the film I felt it would give me a second chance... The light of the moon and sun that constantly radiates unto this world exists as if it watches over humanity's activities. Welcome to the Parallel World, where you can move back and forth through time and space.

Naomi Kawase

Profile
Naomi Kawase is a filmmaker based in Nara, Japan where she also was born and raised. She became the youngest filmmaker to receive the Camera d’Or at the Festival de Cannes with her first feature, Suzaku (1997) and she has also won the Grand Prix with The Mourning Forest (2007). Last year, Naomi Kawase served as Jury President for the Cinéfondation. Aside from being a filmmaker, she has appeared in commercials, written novels and continues to expand to many other genres while continuing to express her arts. She also organises the Nara International Film Festival and supports the growth of the new generation. Her new film "Radiance" will be released in theatres in Japan, on May 27th. Her official Twitter : @KawaseNAOMI

CAST

Takayuki Yamada
Takayuki Yamada
Takayuki Yamada was born on October 20th, 1983 in Kagoshima prefecture. He started his acting career in 1999. His recent appearances in movies are The Devil's Path (2013), The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (2014), Shinjuku Swan (2015), Bakuman (2015), Nobunaga Concerto (2016), Terra Formars (2016), Ushijima the Loan Shark The Final (2016), Somebody (2016) and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2017) which is currently under production.
Anna Ishii
Anna Ishii
Born on 11th July, 1998. Originally from Tokyo. Performer of E-girls. Gaining the wide popularity through her appearances in both movie genre and drama series. Received the 58th Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Newcomer through the following two titles: the movie “Solomon's Perjury—Part 1 & 2” (15) the movie “Girls’ Step” (15) The other works include the movie “Your Lie in April” (16), drama series “Aogeba Toutoshi” (16) and her latest work “Spring has come” (17) is going to be released in cinema very soon.