Sketches of Kaitan City (海炭市叙景, Kaitanshi Jokei) is a 2010 Japanese drama film directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri and starring Mitsuki Tanimura and Ryo Kase.
|Sketches of Kaitan City|
|Directed by||Kazuyoshi Kumakiri|
|Written by||Takashi Ujita|
|Based on||Yasushi Sato|
|Produced by||Michio Koshikawa|
|Edited by||Yoshisuke Hori|
|Music by||Jim O'Rourke|
|Distributed by||Slow Learner|
- Mitsuki Tanimura as Honami Ikawa
- Pistol Takehara as Futa Ikawa
- Ryo Kase as Haruo Meguro
- Masaki Miura as Hiroshi Hagiya
- Takashi Yamanaka as Makoto Kudou
- Kaoru Kobayashi as Ryuzo Hika
- Kaho Minami as Haruyo Hika
The film had its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2010. It was released in Japan on 18 December 2010.
Dustin Chang of Twitch Film felt that the film "resembles strongly of the neo-neo realism of the Dardenne brothers' films but without their sense of hope". Meanwhile, Maggie Lee of The Hollywood Reporter noted Kazuyoshi Kumakiri's "low key but tender depictions of working class people and subtle assimilation of socio-economical realities, redolent of the works of Jia Zhangke and Wang Bing's West of the Tracks".
- ^ Adams, Mark (2 November 2010). "Sketches of Kaitan City". Screen International.
- ^ 函館発「海炭市叙景」公開 ノロで欠席の熊切監督もホッ (in Japanese). Eiga.com. 18 December 2010.
- ^ Chang, Dustin (17 July 2011). "JAPAN CUTS 2011: SKETCHES OF KAITAN CITY Review". Twitch Film.
- ^ Lee, Maggie (7 January 2012). "Sketches of Kaitan City: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Official website (in Japanese)
- Sketches of Kaitan City at IMDb
- Sketches of Kaitan City at Rotten Tomatoes