Closing Film


SHIMIZU Takashi|Japan|2023|102min |World Premiere |15+

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Code Time Theater Rate GV Ticketing
903 7/7  19:00 Bucheon City Hall Main Theater 15
1004 7/8  13:30 - 15:12 Bucheon City Hall Main Theater 15 GV
903 7/7  19:00Bucheon City Hall Main Theater
티켓예매 아이콘
1004 7/8  13:30 - 15:12Bucheon City Hall Main Theater
15  GV
티켓예매 아이콘

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Program Note

“Please listen to my song.”
A staff member at a radio station stumbles upon a forgotten cassette tape gathering dust in a storage room, and delivers it to a radio show hosted by a pop idol. There is a faint humming sound of a girl on the tape. The idol’s manager approaches a private detective and asks for help in finding a missing person. The detective conducts interviews with each staff member, hoping to unravel the mystery. However, they fall victim to a haunting curse, each succumbing to fear one by one. As the detective delves into the identity of the voice recorded on the cassette tape, he encounters the shocking truth behind the curse.
Shimizu Takashi, a figure synonymous with J-Horror, unveils his latest work, Sana for the first time at BIFAN. Known for his mastery of sustaining tension throughout, he skillfully intertwines sound horror with the idols’ behind the scenes lives in this masterpiece. Sana will keep you on the edge of your seat, unable to shake off the lingering suspense. Be careful not to unwittingly hum along with the “hook song” and fall under the spell. (Ellen Y. D. KIM)


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Born 1972, Gunma Prefecture. After studying theater in college and serving as an assistant director, he made his directorial debut in 1998. As a original creator of ‘Ju-on’ series, which was remade in Hollywood, he became the first Japanese director to reach No. 1 at the US box office. Recently, he created the 'Horror Village Series' trilogy and also directed outside the horror genre, such as Kiki's Delivery Service (2014), The Blue Hearts (2017), and Homunculus (2021). Sana is his second directorial work in 2023, following Immersion.


Screenplay KAKUTA Rumi, SHIMIZU Takashi