With Eureka Entertainment’s excellent Masters of Cinema series now giving Koji Fukada’s Harmonium an impressive Dual-Format release, we’ve managed to get hold of three copies of this stunning dramatic thriller to give away to some lucky readers.
Harmonium – originally known as Fuchi ni tatsu – was originally released last year, and stars the likes of Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui, and Janji Furutachi. A tragic thriller, the film has won a whole host of plaudits from fans and critics alike, most notably garnering massive praise at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
To be in with a chance of winning yourself a copy of Harmonium, simply answer the below question:
Harmonium’s Tadanobu Asano appeared as Hogun the Grim in both Thor and Thor: The Dark World, but which actor played Loki in those movies?
a) Tom Cruise
b) Tom Hardy
c) Tom Hiddleston
Email your answer, along with your address details, to firstname.lastname@example.org labelled Harmonium before midnight on Sunday, July 2nd.
The official word on this new release reads as below:
From the director of Au Revoir L'Ete and Hospitalité, Kôji Fukada’s Harmonium is an off-kilter take on that most venerable of Japanese genres — the family drama, starring Tadanobu Asano (Silence, Ichi The Killer, Journey to the Shore) which screened to great acclaim at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Un Certain Regard Jury prize.
In this slow-burn Japanese thriller Toshio invites an old acquaintance, Yasaka (just released from prison) to come and live with his family. Toshio lives above the small workshop that he owns with his wife, Akie, and their daughter, Hotaru. It is not clear why Toshio offers Yasaka a job; it doesn’t seem to be out of friendship or goodwill. Akie and Hotaru are wary of the new lodger, but with his persistent charm and goodwill, Yasaka befriends Toshio’s wife Akié and as Yasaka starts teaching their daughter Hotaru to play the harmonium, the family’s fragile domestic bliss is forever altered. Director Kôji Fukada is a master of incremental development, drawing the audience into the unfolding outcome. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film, available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in a new Dual-Format edition.
- A new video interview with director Kôji Fukada
- A new interview with actor Kanji Furutachi
- Theatrical trailer
- A 32-page booklet featuring an appreciation of the film by Jason Wood, Director’s Statement and Interview with Kôji Fukada
To give you an idea of what to expect from Harmonium, be sure to check out the official trailer below:
HARMONIUM, Kôji Fukada’s subtle, slow-burning thriller steeped in tragedy, to be released as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a Dual-Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 19 June 2017, and is available to purchase here.
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