Charlotte—Susabi is a surrealistic drama in which a Japanese artist Kamimura, disillusioned by the world and himself, combats and connects with the world before him – as he moves freely among reality, memory and fantasy through the three women who are involved with him.
"Film-maker of the Body" Masaki Iwana’s subject The Theory of Life for Matters will be developed through the "glass" – a substance which is transparent, rigid and dangerous.
One early Summer afternoon, a Japanese performer Kamimura (aged 45) who lives in Paris visits a glass shop located in Bastille to order a flat glass to use for his performances. There he meets a hostess Asako (39 years old) who looks exactly like Suiko, his ex-wife. Asako is now the mother of a seven year old son and a friendly husband. She had moved to France to become a ballerina.
On the same day, Kamimura steps into the metro because of a sudden rain and sees Charlotte (32 years old), a French freak woman with beautiful deep eyes, exposed to the crowd looking on. That night, Kamimura dreams of sexual union with Charlotte. Kamimura visits the glass shop again after a week to pick up the glass. Before returning to his car, he inadvertently asks Asako for a rendezvous. Asako stares in utter amazement.
Kamimura regrets the carelessness of his own behavior. Still, he receives a call from Asako a few days later. Kamimura dreams that night once again of Charlotte…
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We are going to have a Preview Screening of Charlotte—Susabi on Monday 27 February 2017 in Paris. The space has only 76 seats, therefore this screening is restricted to cast and staff who have worked on the film.
However, if you strongly wish to see our film, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and wait until Friday 24 February 2017. At that time, if we have some seats available, we would like to invite you with pleasure. Thankyou, Masaki.
Masaki Iwana is currently preparing for his fourth feature film, Charlotte—Susabi. Though living in France, because of bureaucratic difficulties he cannot enter the European cinema system. Obliged to make his previous films from his own funds and donations, for this next film it is necessary to raise a minimum of €50,000.
For further information/enquiries please contact Masaki Iwana directly:
Tel: +33 6 2959 5245
Info: +33 1 4267 0272 (after 20h30)
Fax: +33 1 4380 4186
Masaki Iwana's Charlotte—Susabi (2017)