Nakamori Keijiro


The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake occurred in 2011. Many people decided to emigrate in order to avoid radiation sickness and had to completely change their lives. Tesuya Mori was one of them. He moved to Tottori prefecture and was about to start farming for self-sufficiency as well as an info-shop for exchanging information and introducing counter-culture. Not wanting a full time job, he rents a garage for cheap with the plan of opening his own bookstore. The garage is run-down and he repairs it in a DIY way. Yet, in order to subsidize the cost of installing a sewer system, he has to work part-time, so the repairs don’t proceed as swiftly as he'd like. Without enough money or time, yet with the help from people in the guesthouse and from around town, will he really be able to make his own bookstore?
Title in English BOOKSTORE Part.1
Title in Original Language BOOKSTORE移住編
Director(s) Nakamori Keijiro
Director's Bio/Filmography Nakamori Keijiro studied documentary filmmaking and modern thoughts at the Graduate School of Rikkyo University. After graduating from the university, he worked on producing news reports about social issues such as poverty and commonness on the streets. In 2013, he established a filmmaking collective Earth B and made his debut feature "BOOKSTORE Part 1".
Year of Completion 2013
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 78 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format DVD
Shooting Locations Japan
Shooting Dates/Periods 1- 20 August, 2013
Names of Characters Mori Tetsuya
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles English,
Date of First Public Screening 2014/1/28
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2014/1/28
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events Maebashi Media Festival (May, 2015)
Staff Credits Photography: Nakamori Keijiro
Editing: Nakamori Keijiro, Komachiya Takehiko
Producer Earth B
Distributor / Distribution Company Nakamori Keijiro
Official Website for the Film
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Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None