Legendary Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has signed a contract to write the music for Palme d’Or-winning director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s upcoming feature film. monster (“Monster”), Tokyo-based production company Gaga Corporation revealed Thursday.
According to the producer, director Sakamoto will provide newly written music in addition to existing music. A musical polymath, Sakamoto made his film debut with Nagisa Oshima’s iconic score. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), starring David Bowie. He later won an Oscar for the music of Bernardo Bertolucci. last emperor (1987), nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the work of Alejandro G. Inarritu. ghost (2015). The partnership with Kore-eda marks his first work with a high-profile Japanese title.
monster This is Kore-eda’s first Japanese film since winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018. shoplifterFollowing the director’s French film truthand his Korean title that graced the opening of the 2019 Venice International Film Festival brokerwas released earlier this year.
story details monster Though kept secret, Gaga revealed Thursday that Sakura Ando is her breakout star. shoplifter, will lead the cast of the new film. Rounding out the cast is Eita Nagayama (Hokusai), Mitsuki Takahata (Japanese girls never die), Akihiro Tsunoda (Spring has come), Shido Nakamura (distorted justice), Yuko Tanaka (midnight diner), child actors Souya Kurokawa and Hinata Hiiragi.
Currently in post-production monster It will be released in Japan on June 2, 2023. The release date is set at Cannes, where Kore-eda is a regular, with a possible world premiere for him in May.
monster This is the second film in which Kore-eda did not write the script himself, following “”. Maboroshipremiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 1995. The new script will be written by Yuji Sakamoto, the screenwriter behind the hit series for Japanese TV. mother, Woman When marriage chaosGenki Kawamura, a prolific screenwriter and director. one hundred flowers He recently won the Best Director Award at the San Sebastian Festival. monster as its lead producer.