JESUS

Hiroshi Okuyama

Japan 76 min. min Catalan premiere

Synopsis

Yura is a young boy whose family leaves Tokyo to live with his grandmother in the snowy countryside. Not only must he fit in at new school, but it’s a Christian one. At first he is puzzled when he and his classmates are called to “worship”, but he gradually adjusts to his new enviroment. One day, in the middle of a prayer, he sees a very small Jesus appear before him. Each wish Yura makes to Jesus comes true, and he starts to have faith in the power of the Lord.

Themes

Asian CinemaFirst FeatureContryside

Director

Hiroshi Okuyama

(Tokyo, 1996) Director, screenwriter, editor and director of photography. He started his career as a director while still in high school. With Jesus, his first feature film, he won the New Director Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, becoming the youngest recipient of the honor at the festival.

Filmography: Jesus (2018)

Hiroshi Okuyama

Film information

Int. title: Boku wa Iesu-sama ga kirai
Director: Hiroshi Okuyama
Script: Hiroshi Okuyama
Contact: La Aventura Audiovisual
With: Riki Okuma, Yura Satô
Country: Japan
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 76 min. min
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2019

Awards

Kutxabank - New Directors Award in San Sebastián | Best Cinematography in Stockholm | Special Mention in Macao