(From left) Mariko Tsutsui, Momone Shinokawa, Kanji Furutachi and Tadanobu Asano in Koji Fukada’s film Harmonium.

Japanese filmmaker Koji Fukada on Cannes winner Harmonium, his Eric Rohmer fandom, and his brush with theatre

Writer-director has mined contemporary theatre troupe’s work for screenplays, stars and acting style, but his biggest influence is French New Wave’s Rohmer and his characters’ journey through suffering to happiness

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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(From left) Mariko Tsutsui, Momone Shinokawa, Kanji Furutachi and Tadanobu Asano in Koji Fukada’s film Harmonium.
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