by Chris MaGee
Since September of last year we have been following the production of Iranian film-maker Amir Naderi's Japan produced film "Cut" starring actor Hidetoshi Nishijima. (You can read our full coverage here.) The film centers around Nishijima's character, an independent film-maker and film professor who, in order to pay down debts owed to the yakuza, takes a job as a human punching bag for underground fights. The film had originally been slated for completion in the spring with a hoped for premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, but some post-production delays curtailed those plans. Now there is good news from the "Cut" camp though. The film will now be receiving its world premiere at the 68th annual Venice International Film Festival. This year Venice Film Fest runs from August 31st to September 10th, and "Cut" will open the festival's Orizzonti section. Congratulations to Naderi and the "Cut" crew!
For more information on the world premiere of "Cut" at the 68th annual Venice International Film Festival click here.