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Fortissimo's Strong Rooted Philosophy Secures Capturing
Dad Debut Feature From Japanese Director Ryota Nakano
Capturing Dad
  
With a strong rooted philosophy to champion films from award winning 1st films from talented up-and-coming Asian directors, Fortissimo Films headed by Michael Werner introduces Capturing Dad, the debut feature of award winning Japanese short-film director Ryota Nakano on its slate for AFM offering worldwide rights excluding Japan.

Michael Werner said, "At heart Capturing Dad is a story about family. Ryota Nakano's story-telling skills are fantastic. The film is at once subtle but universal, heart wrenching yet funny, complex yet with themes and explorations of relationships and resolutions that are familiar to all of us. The performances he extracts from his cast are powerful and he is a directorial talent not to be missed."

Written, directed and edited by Nakano, the film stars well known Japanese actress Makiko Watanabe (Himizu, The Rebirth, Mother) as Sawa, the mother of two complex, angst-ridden teenaged sisters played by Erisa Yanagi and Nanoka Matsubara).

The two girls are sent on a trip across the country by their long divorced mother to capture a photo of the face of their estranged father whom they barely remember. Their father, who has since remarried, has a new family whom they also don't know and he is now dying of cancer and hasn't long to live. What starts out as a sort of mini adventure, becomes a journey of self-discovery, reconciliation, growth and love.

Capturing Daddy was produced by Noriyasu Hirakata for Pictures Network Co., Ltd. The deal was negotiated between Fortissimo's Chairman Michel J. Werner and Toshiyuki Hasegawa, Head of Programming of the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival on behalf of the producers.

The film is slated for a Japanese release by Digital Skip Stations, Inc. during the 1st quarter of 2013. Capturing Dad recently premiered in Saitama's Skip City International D-Cinema Festival where it took numerous honors including, Best Director, Best Japanese Feature Film, and the Audience Choice Award.

About Fortissimo Films:
Fortissimo Films is an international film, television and home entertainment sales organization specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of unique, award winning and innovative feature films from independent filmmakers from all over the world.


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