Schedule

Code
501
Time
7/3  10:30 - 11:58
Theater
Bucheon City Hall Main Theater
Rate
15
Code
734
Time
7/5  19:30 - 20:58
Theater
CGV Sopung 5
Rate
15
Event

Unless following Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles
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Bucheon Choice: Features

Whale Bones

OE Takamasa|Japan|2022|88min |World Premiere |15+

Schedule

Code
501
Time
7/3  10:30 - 11:58
Theater
Bucheon City Hall Main Theater
Rate
15
Code
734
Time
7/5  19:30 - 20:58
Theater
CGV Sopung 5
Rate
15
Event

Unless following Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles
별아이콘Notice of No English-Subtitle

Program Note

Mamiya, who receives a sudden breakup notification while discussing marriage plans with his fiancée, collapses. Following a colleague’s recommendation, Mamiya meets a high school student through a dating app and takes her home. While Mamiya is showering, the girl dies. In a state of shock, Mamiya tries to bury the body in the forest, but it disappears. In the midst of the chaos, Mamiya meets a group of individuals who explain that the girl is an influencer and that he can meet her again through the app.
Whale Bones, written by Oe Takamasa, co-screenwriter of Drive My Car (2021), showcases exceptional storytelling that delves into the depths of the public psyche, where people become so immersed that they are willing to sacrifice their lives for peanuts in the digital world. As stated in the prologue, “Small creatures cling to the bones of a whale sunk in the deep sea, absorbing nutrients and flashing like street lights at night. But once they have devoured everything, both the organisms and the light vanish.” Similarly, those who are revered may only shine as remnants through the individuals who revere them. (Ellen Y. D. KIM)

Director

오에 타카마사

OE Takamasa

Born 1981. After graduating from Kinki University where he studied the performing arts, he established a theater corporate ‘Skyfish’ and built his career as a playwriter. He wrote and directed Nice to Meet You (2011), earned rave review from Kurosawa Kiyoshi and Aoyama Shinji, and screened at several film festivals. Drive My Car (2021), which he co-wrote with Hamaguchi Ryusuke, earned him Best Screenplay at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Credit

Producer
KATAYAMA Takeshi, KONDO Tamon
Screenplay
OE Takamasa, KIKUCHI Kaito
Cinematographer
YONEKURA Shin
Editor
NISHIYAMA Michihiko
Sound
SAKAGUCHI Nagomu
Music
WATANABE Takuma
Production Design
TANAKA Tomoko
Cast
OCHIAI Motoki, Ano