EXCLUSIVE: Latest film from Tetsuya Nakashima is currently in post-production.
Japan’s Gaga Corporation is launching sales on the upcoming Tetsuya Nakashima film The World of Kanako [pictured] starring Koji Yakusho at the European Film Market.
The hit director of Confessions, Memories of Matsuko and Kamikaze Girls is currently in post-production for the film produced by Gaga and Licri.
Gaga is handling sales for Asian territories while Wild Bunch handles the rest. Gaga plans to release the film this summer in Japan.
Based on a mystery novel by Akio Fukamachi, The World of Kanako follows the search for a missing girl through the eyes of her crazed father who begins to realize through the traces she left how little he knew her and his family.
Debuting actress Nana Komatsu plays the missing daughter while Yakusho (13 Assassins) plays the brutal former police detective father. Satoshi Tsumabuki, Joe Odagiri and Miki Nakatani play supporting roles.
Gaga is also launching sales on Black Butler, a supernatural revenge story based on a bestselling comic series by Yana Toboso. Starring Hiro Mizushima and Ayame Goriki, the film was released locally on Jan 18 by Warner Brothers Japan.
At the Berlinale, Gaga also has A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story directed by Yuzo Asahara in the Culinary Cinema section.
Starring Aya Ueto (Oshin, Thermae Romae) and Kengo Kora (A Story of Yonosuke, Snakes and Earrings), the film tells a story of a family who endures eras of turmoil together through their cooking.