Fujiko Nakaya x Min Tanaka x Ryuichi Sakamoto by Ilona McIlwain

Fujiko Nakaya x Min Tanaka x Ryuichi Sakamoto by Ilona McIlwain
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Fujiko Nakaya's remarkable 'fog sculpture' called London Fog, recently exhibiting at London's Tate Modern and experienced by thousands of visitors, has inspired a mesmerising short film - the directing debut of Ilona McIlwain.

It features the compelling 72 year old Japanese actor and performer Min Tanaka, responding to the enveloping mists of London Fog with a display of controlled physicality and emotion that has your heart beating a little faster.

The impact is intensified by the lighting effects of Shiro Takatani from Japanese art collective Dumb Type, and a searing, minimalist soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto - composer of the scores for The Revenant and Ghost In The Shell. The overall effect is stylishly cinematic - almost Kurasawa-like in its simple intensity.

 

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Director
Ilona Mcilwain
Producer
Mary Calderwood
Production Company
LEZ CreativeLEZ Creative website
Director of Photography
Arthur Loveday
Steadicam
Ben Marshall
2nd Unit DoP
Jaime Ackroyd
Editor
Elena De Palma
Editing company
The Whitehouse
Colourist
Jack McGinity
Grading company
Time Based Arts
Online
Markus Lundqvist
Cast
Min Tanaka
Commissioner
Tate Modern

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