Takafumi TSUCHIYA 土屋貴史

Flowers And Rain

花と雨

Nippon Visions   ½ 

Childhood was complicated for Yoshida and he faces Japanese society as an outsider after his return from London alongside his parents. He feels displaced and frustrated, but soon finds new strength through hip-hop. Under the name of SEEDA, he starts to rap and deals drugs to produce his music while surviving in Tokyo. When he realizes that his new life as a rapper can’t simply undo the connections to his family, it’s too late. SEEDA is one of the most relevant contemporary rappers of the Japanese scene, and Takafumi TSUCHIYA not simply adapts his life story, but provides a stylistically confident and touching commentary on the current hip-hop euphoria in Japan. The film is based on the lyrics of the new SEEDA album, which accompanies the film as a fulminant score.


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Tue, 09. June 2020

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Drama Music

花と雨
Hana to ame

Japan 2019

114 minutes

Director
Takafumi TSUCHIYA

Script
Takahiro HORIE, Takafumi TSUCHIYA based on the original work of SEEDA and Rimi YOSHIDA

Cinematography
Makoto TAJIMA

Music
SEEDA, CALUMECS

About Takafumi TSUCHIYA
土屋貴史

Takafumi TSUCHIYA was born in 1979 and studied film at Nippon University College of Art. He has been shooting commercials and music videos for over ten years, amongst others for Björk. In collaboration with various artists, he has worked in the field of video art and received numerous international awards. FLOWERS AND RAIN 2019 / NC ’20) is his feature film debut.

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