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A behind-the-scenes look at Haruomi Hosono, a world-renowned musician and the composer of the soundtrack for Shoplifters, which won a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The footage traces his relationship with music from early childhood, to his days in bands Happy End and YMO, and to his solo activities. It also includes more recent, in-depth coverage of his first overseas performances in London, Taiwan, New York, and Los Angeles, offering a look at the global reach of his music activities. In London, he was joined by Yukihiro Takahashi and Keigo Oyamada, and when Ryuichi Sakamoto made a surprise appearance onstage, the YMO members were reunited for the first time in five years, a must-see spectacle captured on film. Hosono is admired by young artists such as Gen Hoshino and Kiko Mizuhara, who in turn inspire him in his musical evolution. An in-depth documentary about musician Haruomi Hosono, his music, and an intimate study of the man himself.


Day Time Cinema Format
19 Dec 2020, Saturday 1.50pm Shaw Theatres Lido Physical Screening


Year: 2019
Runtime: 96 mins
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG

Directed by

SADO Taketoshi


HOSONO Haruomi, Van Dyke PARKS, OYAMADA Keigo