MIKA NINAGAWA

WORKS

FILM
No Longer Human
2019 (120 minutes)
Ningenshikkaku (No Longer Human, published in 1948), completed shortly before the author’s death, is one of top Japanese fiction writer Osamu Dazai’s best-selling works, accumulating record sales of 12 millions copies. Written from the perspective of three women involved with him, Dazai skilfully depicts how the idea of losing one’s humanity is born. With a wife and child in tow, Dazai finds himself flung into romances and multiple suicide attempts, the women involved ultimately wanting to fulfill their own selfish desires. In contrast to the novel, this dramatic movie portrays the women as strong and robust characters exuding fresh and alluring beauty. With undeniable appeal, charisma and talent, Osamu Dazai played by Oguri Shun, becomes entangled with three women in his life; his wife played by Rie Miyazawa, the mistress played by Erika Sawajiri, and a heartfelt companion portrayed by Fumi Nikaido. Jun Miyake, one of music’s greatest masters, joins the team in this star-filled ensemble. The movie opens 13 September, 2019.
Director: Mika Ninagawa
Script: Kaeko Hayafune
Music: Jun Miyake
Cinematography: Ryuto Kondo
Production Design: Enzo
Costume Design: Tetsuro Nagase
Cast: Shun Oguri
Rie Miyazawa
Erika Sawajiri
Fumi Nikaido
Diner
2019 (117 minutes)
Diner, originally a novel by Yumeaki Hirayama, had been deemed impossible to depict as a film due to its radical content. To tackle the difficult task of “creating a film without age restrictions”, Ninagawa employed creative tactics true to form, such as replacing blood splashes with red rose petals, and using rain and cherry blossoms as a backdrop for a battle scene. Former murderer and genius chef, portrayed by Tatsuya Fujiwara, along with a waitress portrayed by newcomer Tina Tamashiro, come together with a group of fantastical assassins in a diner. Top creatives and artists such as Tadanori Yokoo, Makoto Azuma and Kohei Nawa have also lent a hand to the production of the film. A girl with a hollowness in her heart and who finds that she belongs to nowhere, is thrust into a series of attacks where she must struggle to find her will to live. The key message of the film – to think with one’s own mind and to live strongly with integrity – has resonated with many young people across social media, and subsequently led to an extended screening of the film.
Director: Mika Ninagawa
Original Author: Yumeaki Hirayama
“Diner” (Poplar Publishing Co., Ltd.)
Script: Hirohito Goto,
Yoshikazu Sugiyama,
Mika Ninagawa
Music: Shinichi Osawa
Cinematography: Daisuke Souma
Production Design: Enzo
Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara
Tina Tamashiro
Masataka Kubota
Shun Oguri
Anna Tsuchiya
Miki Maya
Eiji Okuda
狼狈
2011 (127分鐘)
在艺能界最有名的女星莉莉子有着不可告人的秘密。她除了眼珠,指甲,头发,耳朵还有那里之外,其他部分都是整形整出来。因为整形手术的后遗症,身体开始背蚕食,也为追捕美容院犯罪的警方带了线索。除此之外,莉莉子的恋人跟别的女人订婚,还有出现了年轻的女模特儿威胁她的位置。究极完美的崩坏,还有害怕从高处坠落的恐惧,把莉莉子逼向现实于噩梦的边缘。疾走的最后,还有一连串令世界哗然的事件……。
导演:蜷川实花
原作:岡崎京子「狼狈」(祥传社Feel Comics)

脚本:金子Arisa
音乐:上野耕路
摄影:相馬大辅
美术:小泉博康、ENZO
服装:長濑哲朗、篠塚奈美
Cast: 泽尻英龙华
大森南朋
寺岛忍

主题曲:滨崎步「evolution」(avex trax)

结尾曲:AA=「The Klock」(SPEEDSTAR RECORDS)
恶女花魁
2007 (111分鐘)
被卖到吉原游郭的8岁女孩清叶,害怕一辈子都要在只有女人的世界生存而自己一天也会成为游女,于是尝试逃忙但失败被抓。店里的清次跟她说,如果这棵从不开花的吉原樱花有一天开花的话就会带她离开这里。受到游女的头目花魁妆妃的挑拨,清叶决定要成为吉原第一的花魁,向花魁街道上的人气游女的道路进发。倉之助的出现,为清叶带来赎身的机会,就在那一天,从没开花的吉原樱花有着奇迹一样的变化!
导演:蜷川实花
原作:安野梦洋子「恶女花魁」(講談社Evening KC)
脚本:Yuki Tanada
音乐:椎名林檎
摄影:石坂拓郎
美术:岩城南海子
服装:伊贺大介、杉山优子
Cast: 土屋安娜
菅野美穂
安藤政信