Monday, April 27, 2009

The website for Hitoshi Matsumoto's "Shinboru" goes live with behind-the-scenes footage

by Chris MaGee

I can guarantee you that Histoshi Matsumoto's sophomore directorial effort "Shinboru (Symbol)" is going to be one of the most anticipated films of the year. Matsumoto's debut film "Dainipponjin" was a huge hit here in Toronto when it screened as part of the Midnight Madness programme at TIFF in 2007 and fans of it have not only been waiting impatiently for that film to get a North American release (which it will this October courtesy of Magnet Releasing), but also for anything else to come from Matsumoto. Well, last month Matsumoto personally announced his follow up to "Dainipponjin" titled "Shinboru" at a press conference held at the Okinawa International Film Festival, but was pretty vague on what exactly it would be about. All he would say is that it involved a man who gets involved in various circumstances and adventures as he attempts to escape from "inside". Ooookay...

Now Wildgrounds has got word on the official site for "Shinboru" going live, and surprise surprise, it's still very vague about the film. It does have video of the press conference in Okinawa and some behind-the-scenes footage of Matsumoto at work shooting the film, but not much else. For you die hard Matsumoto and "Dainipponjin" fans you can check it all out here.

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