Last Letter - Hideaki Anno Acting

A forum for discussion of other Gainax works, people belonging or related to Gainax and the non-Eva projects they've worked on, media that reference or have distinct parallels to Eva, etc.

Moderator: Board Staff

Gendo'sPapa
God
God
User avatar
Posts: 4920
Joined: Oct 24, 2006
Location: Social Distancing At Home
Gender: Male

Last Letter - Hideaki Anno Acting

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Gendo'sPapa » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:30 pm

Maybe I missed this but aside from a post here and there on Twitter I haven't seen anyone create a topic or comment here on this so I figured I'd share it:

Hideaki Anno seems to have a role in an upcoming Japanese movie called Last Letter. It apparently starts a roadshow release in Japan very soon starting Friday January 17th. It's a drama written & directed by Shunji Iwai about a failed romance that never came to be spread across several decades seemingly starting in 1992. This is a nice & surprising reunion of Shiki-Jitsu's actor & director only the roles have reversed. It doesn't appear to be that Anno has a lead role and he might only be in a few scenes or even just one but he's prominent enough in it to get a credit in the trailer & appear on the poster. A nice little side project he must have done at some point in 2019 during production on 3.0 + 1.0. The man is nothing if not busy lately.

I know little about Iwai myself and haven't done enough digging to confirm this but curiously enough I think this movie might be a remake of Shunji Iwai's last movie which was his 2018 Chinese debut called.... Last Letter.

Trailer (Anno appears for one shot exactly at the 1 minute mark):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvkzNshmjCA

Image

FreakyFilmFan4ever
(In)Sufficient Director
(In)Sufficient Director
User avatar
Age: 32
Posts: 8433
Joined: Jun 09, 2009
Location: Playing amongst the stars
Gender: Male

Re: Last Letter - Hideaki Anno Acting

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:57 am

The cinematography looks really pretty. I do wanna see this film, but I doubt it’ll get a wide release.
Live-Action Lofi Hip Hop Radio beats to relax/study to

Details about the making of the video here.

robersora
First Ancestor
First Ancestor
User avatar
Age: 28
Posts: 4091
Joined: May 17, 2011
Location: Europe, Austria
Gender: Male

Re: Last Letter - Hideaki Anno Acting

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby robersora » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:05 am

Shunji Iwai is the guy who made All about Lily Chou Chou, which some people here adored back in the day... it really is a great movie about teenage angst. The OST is superb either way.
He also did the rotoscoped "The Case of Hana and Alice", which is an amazing movie - despite a confused first third the latter two thirds more than make up for it. Great movie.


This movie does seem kinda melodramatic, but then again, most Japanese Live Action trailers try to invoke this feeling, so I'm definitely interested in checking this out!
.
2Q||3.33 _ 神殺しを行う
Decadent Stoned Slacker Socialist


Return to “Related Works & People”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest