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Interview with Chie HAYAKAWA on her debut feature : Plan 75 (2022)

  (Interview conducted via email in octobre 2022) UNSPOKEN CINEMA : You studied abroad in NYC, what were your influences in the realm of photography and cinema (Japanese ones as well as foreign ones) ? Chie HAYAKAWA : Photography: Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Mario Giacomelli, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, Shoji Ueda   U.C. : What was the subject of your first short film «  Plan 75  », the short film produced by Kore-eda (director of  After-Life ), precursor of this present feature-length film. C.H. : Short version of  PLAN 75  was one of 5 collections   of short films from  TEN YEARS JAPAN  (2018) depicting Japanese society 10 years   later, for which Kore-eda served as executive producer. When I was first contacted by a producer of  TYJ , I already had a concept of  PLAN 75  as a feature film as an ensemble drama with 5 main characters.   To make it 18-minute short film, I picked one character and focused on his story. It’s about a salesman (mun