Japan's 'Harmonium' wins a Cannes prize
NHK -- May 22
A film by an up-and-coming Japanese director has won an award at the Cannes Film Festival, which is counted among the world's 3 major film events.

"Fuchi Ni Tatsu," or "Harmonium," directed by 36-year-old Koji Fukada, was given the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard division for unique and innovative films on Saturday.

The film depicts interactions between a former prison inmate and a married couple who run a metal processing business, which invites the audience to reflect on the meaning of marriage.

In the awards ceremony, Fukada took to the stage amid loud applause. He thanked the staff and cast and said he has been supported by so many people.

The film is the first work of Fukada to be honored in Cannes.

News source: NHK
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