by Chris MaGee
This week Tokyograph reported on a pretty impressive trio teaming up to make a film about the political and social turmoil that rocked Tokyo in the late 60s. "Linda, Linda, Linda" and "A Gentle Breeze in the Village" director Nobuhiro Yamashita is in the process of adapting the memoirs of prominent critic Saburo Kawamoto to the big screen. Titled "My Back Page" Yamashita's film will star tow of Japan's most important young stars, Satoshi Tsumabuki (The Magic Hour, Pandemic), who will portray an fictionalized version of Kawamoto named Sawada, and Ken'ichi Matsuyama (Shindo, Detroit Metal City) as a student radical named Umeyama.
Not many more details of "My Back Page" are forthcoming yet expect that it is slated for a 2011 release. With Yamashita, Tsumabuki and Matsuyama expectations (mine and many of yours I'm sure) will already be very, very high. More on the film as it leaks out.