HOME TOWN—me & the Kobe Earthquake(“Bokuwa kobe umarede shinsaiwo shiranai”)
- Director: MOTOKI Takashi
2005 Japanese Subtitled in - Color Video 89 min
Photography: FUJIOKA Motoshi, MOTOKI Takashi
Editing, Narrative Structure, Production Assistant: FUJIOKA Motoshi
Music: TANIGUCHI Yumi
Contact Name: MOTOKI Takashi, FUJIOKA Motoshi
[Festivals and prizes] Yamagata IDFF 2005
[Synopsis] The Kobe-born director was living in Osaka when the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck in 1995 devastating his hometown. In 2003, he returns after receiving a call from a high school friend, and comes face to face with the earthquake’s legacy by filming present day Kobe. A frank depiction of the director’s struggle with his inner self as he carries his camera through the city.
Born 1973 in Kobe, Motoki Takashi entered Osaka University of Arts in 1993. He directed several independent films, and after the release of When Slackers Dream of the Moon (2001), he made his commercial debut with P-Kan*Couple (2005). Mainly active in fiction films.