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Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Tokyo Sonata” Set with Fortissimo and Entertainment Farm

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Tokyo Sonata" Set with Fortissimo and Entertainment Farm

Fortissimo Films has announced a partnership with Entertainment Farm to co-produce Kiyoshi Kurosawa‘s new film. Tentatively titled, “Tokyo Sonata,” the film will be (in the words of an annoncement) set in contemporary Japan and, “is a story of the facade of modern day family life and how once we look beyond what is presented to us we often discover something quite different, often sad and heartbreaking.” “We have been impressed by director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s body of work for a long time,” said Fortissimo’s Wouter Barendrecht, in a statement. “Similarly, Entertainment Farm is a very exciting production company that we have been following for a while now. We’re proud and honoured to be working with them both on this powerful new project.” Fortissimo co-chairmen Barendrecht and Michael J Werner negotiated the deal with Entertainment Farm’s Yasushi Kotani and Yukie Kito. Kito will serve as producer on the film, according to the announcement and the project has been selected for the upcoming Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), running from March 20th to 22nd. Entertainment Farm is a Tokyo-based company founded five years ago and headed by Kotani and Son Taizo. Among its recent films are a number of J-Horror titles, as well as Mira Nair‘s “The Namesake” and Ethan Hawke‘s “The Hottest State.” [Eugene Hernandez]

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