The Japanese director received an award for the Best Emerging Director at the Locarno International Film Festival 2016 that took place from August 3rd – 13th in Locarno (Switzerland).
About the film:
Destruction Babies by Mariko Tetsuya – Japan | 2016 – 108 min.
Mitsuhama, a small and boring port city in Japan. Abandoned by their parents, Taira and Shouta Ashiwara, two teenage brothers, live in a shipyard by the sea. Taira often fights with students from other parts of the town, but one day, he disappears after being beaten up. While Shouta keeps looking for him everywhere, Taira begins a violent journey through the streets of the city, looking for tough men to beat up, driven by his obstinate ego that refuses to lose. Will he ever stop fighting?
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About the director:
Mariko Tetsuya, born in 1981 in Tokyo, attends the Hosei University and graduates from the Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2001, he directs his first short, Hozo (2001), followed among others by The Far East Apartment (2003) and Mariko’s 30 Pirates (2004). He signs his first feature film Yellow Kid in 2009. In 2011, he makes Ninifuni, selected for Locarno’s Fuori concorso section, and then Asunaro Rises! in 2013.