China | Japan | Korea
Director: ZHANG Lu
Screenriter: ZHANG Lu
Starring: NI Ni, ZHANG Luyi, XIN Baiqing
SOSUKE Ikematsu, RYOKO Nakano
YANAGAWA centers around a pair of brothers with very different personalities, Lichun and Lidong and their trip together to Yanagawa, Japan. They intend to find the woman they both loved in their youth. For a long time, ZHANG Lu has been making films in collaboration with multinational production systems in China, South Korea, and France.
His work travels East Asian countries, traverses geographical boundaries, and explores different cultural, political and emotional spaces. In Yanagawa, together with his brilliant leading actors, ZHANG Lu will continue his unique approach by tackling the issues of East Asian identity and the impact of history through the prism of a love story that blurs memory with the present.
YANAGAWA is the first Chinese film of director ZHANG Lu after producing Korean titles for over ten years. The film stars famous Chinese actors NI Ni (top Chinese star known for her collaboration with ZHANG Yimou in THE FLOWERS OF WAR), Japanese actor Sosuke Ikematsu (KILLING- 2019 Venice Competition, SHOPLIFTERS - 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or).