Japan/France/Philippines/Qatar 2022 | Color
Written & Directed by Chie Hayakawa, based on a story by Chie Hayakawa & Jason Gray
Cast: Chieko Baisho, Hayato Isomura, Taka Takao, Yumi Kawai, Stefanie Arianne, Hisako Okata
Produced by Eiko Mizuno-Gray, Jason Gray, Frédéric Corvez, Maéva Savinien, Alemberg Ang (Co-Producer).
Cinematography: Hideho Urata
Lighting: Yoshio Tsunetani
Sound: Masaru Usui
Production Design: Setsuko Shiokawa
Music: Rémi Boubal
Editor: Anne Klotz
Executive Producers: Keisuke Konishi (Happinet Phantom Studios), Eiko Mizuno-Gray (Loaded Films), Mizue Kunizane (Dongyu Club), Hiroyuki Ishigaki (WOWOW), Frederic Corvez (Urban Factory), Wilfredo Manalang (Fusee).
Distributed in Japan by Happinet-Phantom Studios.
World Sales: Urban Sales
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan and Ile de France Region.
Acclaimed short film director Chie Hayakawa makes her feature directing debut with an expansion of her critically lauded "Plan 75" segment from anthology TEN YEARS JAPAN. Legendary actress Chieko Baisho plays lead character Michi Kakutani.
In Japan, government program Plan 75 encourages senior citizens to be voluntarily euthanized to remedy a super-aged society. An elderly woman whose means of survival are vanishing, a pragmatic Plan 75 salesman, and a young Filipino laborer face choices of life and death.
Project Markets / Awards:
Caméra d'Or Special Mention, Cannes 2022
Best Director, FIPRESCI Prize, Human Values Award - Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival
Venice Gap-Financing Market 2021
SEAFIC x PAS 2020
Talents Tokyo 2019 (*winner Talents Tokyo Award 2019 Special Mention)
Focus Asia 2019
Sundance Institute / NHK Award: Screenwriting Workshop project
© 2022 "Plan 75" Film Partners / Urban Factory / Fusee