Ryutaro NINOMIYA 二ノ宮隆太郎
Minori, On The Brink
Nippon Visions ½
Can Minori avoid a nervous breakdown? All the people surrounding her refuse to express their feelings and emotional boundaries. The resulting everyday life is characterized by ruthlessness: Even friends reduce each other to their appearance and shamelessly take advantage of each other. Minori runs against this by attacking ignorance whenever she encounters it, whatever the consequences might be. Ryutaro NINOMIYA is one of the most radical young voices in Japanese cinema. With MINORI, ON THE BRINK, he takes a resolute and inventive stand against the cinema of complacency and against social stagnation.
Ryutaro NINOMIYA was born in Kamakura in 1986 and studied film production for a year before he decided to take acting classes. He completed his first feature film THE CHARM OF OTHERS in 2012 and won the Runner-Up Award of the PIA Film Festival with it. He then acted in two films before making his second feature film SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF (2017), in which he plays the protagonist. The film premiered in Locarno’s renowned Cineasti del presente section.