SHRIEKING IN THE RAIN

In the summer of 1988, video production for home rentals were at their highest demand. And at one film studio, a rookie female director of a new film is pushing her production to the brink. Frequently melting down and isolating herself from everyone, giving vague and contradictory directions, and insisting on dozens of takes per scene, her mostly male subordinates berate her constantly for not meeting the needs of her high-pressure role.

A pure and genuine artist at heart, the director insists on a specific vision, despite the questionable script and acting talent. Battling demanding producers, melodramatic actors, and a by-the-book FCC beaurocrat, both she and her crew must decide whether to stay the course. Directed by Eiji Uchida (MIDNIGHT SWAN, HIFF40) and starring Marika Matsumoto, SHRIEKING IN THE RAIN ventures behind the scenes of professional filmmaking with a cast of misfits who are all a little overwhelmed by their shared circumstances. Equal parts dark, edgy comedy and deep pathos, it takes us into a world full of drama, frustration, and ultimately catharsis for everyone.

-Lee Ngo

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Access Window: November 15, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: All Access, Limited Virtual, Supporter, Hale Virtual Festival, Individual
Only Accessible from: USA

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Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Eiji Uchida
PRODUCER(S)Tsuyoshi Nakano
SCREENWRITER(S)Eiji Uchida
CASTGaku Hamada, Hirotaro Honda, Marika Matsumoto, Serena Motola, Shinya Owada, Maeko Oyama, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Kenta Suga, Kazuya Takahashi, Yuma Yamato
CINEMATOGRAPHERKenji Noguchi

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: North American Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 102 Minutes
LANGUAGE: Japanese, with English subtitles

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