錦織監督 / Movie Director Nishikoori
Today I want to introduce some movies directed by Mr. Nishikoori, who is from my home prefecture "Shimane" and has been focusing his passion on filming Shimane's heart---people and nature.
His turning point and still his root came when he went back to his hometown and happened to meet some children who were playing in the school yard and greeted him with innocent cheerful smiles, which were to him fresh sensation and inspiration.
He wrote a scenario and directed. Then his breakthrough film "White Ship" was born. This movie was first on screens in Shimane, but gradually spread all over Japan and even spilled into foreighn countries. He got some real ardent fans but was still minor then.
This year, his major film " Railways" started showing all over japan in May, and many people were facinated by Shimane's beautiful scenery and warm relationship among local folks.
His other films include "Heart of the Sea", "Miracle Banana" (a movie filmed in Haiti)
I hope some of you will try to grab the charm of Shimane and art of his film through his movies.