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Who is the Director of La La La At Rock Bottom?
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Two (2) passes per person. (Total of 60 Movie Passes available).
Winners will be sent a Facebook message notifying them of their win.
Screening will be on 30th March 2017, Thursday night (9pm) in GSC Mid Valley (Hall 12).
For those who would like to learn more about this musical comedy,
below is an interview with Yamashita Nobuhiro, the director of LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM:
1) Can you tell us where the idea for LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM comes from?
It all started from the protagonist Subaru Shibutani, he is the leader of a famous boy band in Japan.
The film producer came up with the idea of putting him on the big screen. Indeed the decision of shooting the film in Osaka is a consequence of the fact that Subaru Shibutani is from Osaka. In the film I tried to show what would have happened if the actual Subaru Shibutani had remained in Osaka and had not become famous. That’s why we can say the movie is a narration but also a part of the protagonist’s real life.
2) Can you please tell us something about the original title of the film, “Misono Universe”? Is it a real place?
Yes sure, it is a real place in Osaka. In the beginning it started out as a cabaret club, but then it turned into a live show club. In general I’d say that because of its location and its features, it is a place that reminds to the atmosphere of the Shōwa period.
3) In your film there are a lot of songs. Were these songs originally composed for the movie? How were these songs selected?
The last song that Subaru Shibutani sings it was actually composed specifically for the film. Instead all the other songs are by Akainu, but were not specifically composed for the movie. Actually the idea for the film came up right after an Akainu concert at the Misono Universe.
4) Both in your previous film “Linda Linda Linda” and in this one “La La La at Rock Bottom”, the background theme is music. Do you love music, apart from using it in your movies?
I have always extremely admired people who compose music. Since I don’t have any music talent, I have always been envious of people who do. That’s why I challenge myself by transporting music into films.
With “La La La at Rock Bottom”, it was not easy to set a live show in a movie. I had to often consult with my collaborators and also with the musicians who would actually have to play in the film. Music and cinema have a lot in common and are similar in many ways, however the emotions they transcend come out in different ways. I had to work hard in order to choose a proper way to transfer live music on the screen while at the same time keep it believable.
Collected by Giulia Rossi – Festival editorial staff