Mono No Aware : A Tale of Loneliness and Screens

Mono No Aware : A Tale of Loneliness and Screens
Mono No Aware 

France | 2018 | DCP | Color | 21 min | Raphael Duracell

FRIDAY 4 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES 5 | 15:00 HRS | 114 min
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN – FORO UC | 19:00 HRS | 114 min

Director: Raphael Duracell
Screenplay: Raphael Duracell
Producer: Antoine Garnier 
Cinematography: Emmanuel Fraisse
Editing: Raphael Duracell 
Sound: Lucas Doméjean, Sacha Mikoff, Lucas Doméjean
Music: Zarathustra
Production Company: La Fémis
Cast: Kota Watanabe, Umi Ishihara.

Synopsis
Confined in a room, Shinji is a young Hikikomori struggling to come to terms with reality when a strange virtual presence called Reiko comes into his life to help him cope with solitude and depression.

Biography
Raphael Duracell is a Paris-based Mexican film editor, filmmaker, video artist and musician. His work focuses in exploring contemporary subjects such as love, loneliness, alienation, irony, power structures and hyper-communication in an ever-accelerating present.

Festivals
Festival International du Film de Rennes -–Compétition nationale– 2019, France
Festival du Film Court d’Angoulême – Section expérimentale - 2019, France
Festival Côté Court de Pantin – Compétition fiction, Mention spéciale– 2019, France
Guanajuato International Film Festival  –Official Selection– 2019, Mexico.