Kenichi Matsuyama (Toru Nagamine)
Before filming began, I went on a winter mountain climbing expedition with Director Kimura. I appreciated the opportunity to really communicate with him during the climb. Understanding his feelings towards the film and acting was the best way to develop my character. Director Kimura is an emotional man. I hope to be able to convey that in the film. I’m also looking forward to working collaboratively with my fellow cast members.
Aoi Yu (Ai Takazawa)
This is my first time working with Director Kimura, but I’m excited about challenging myself in a harsh environment. I want to fully focus on, trust and capture every wave of Maestro Kimura’s baton, and return home safely. The opening day of Haru wo Seotte is still far off, but I hope you will look forward to it.
Kaoru Kobayashi (Isao Nagamine)
Watching the “Making of Tsurugidake,” I thought, “This is going to be rough.” I had to laugh. An actor’s job is to do what he’s told. Just follow the director. In that sense, it’s relatively easy.
Fumi Dan (Sumire Nagamine)
I’ve been enamored with the idea of standing atop the sacred summit of a mountain forever. Being able to do so in the wonderful context of a “film” is a dream come true. I’m waiting for the day, doing squats to strengthen my legs so I’m not a burden to anyone.
Etsushi Toyokawa (Goro Tada / Goro-san)
I’m hoping to entrust whatever I’m feeling in the majesty of nature directly into the role and convey it to the audience. Filming will be a huge challenge, but I’m already excited.
116 minutes / Vista Visio