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Mori, The Artist's Habitat (2018) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Kase Ryo (Actor) | Yamazaki Tsutomu (Actor) | Okita Shuichi (Actor, Director) | Fukikoshi Mitsuru (Actor)
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Mori, The Artist's Habitat (2018) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
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Director Okita Shuichi (The Mohican Comes Home) imagines one day in the life of reclusive painter Kumagai Morikazu (1880-1977) in the charming, minimalist biographic drama Mori, the Artist's Habitat. Known for his colorful paintings of animals and plants, Morikazu stayed within the confines of his home for the last decades of his life. Veteran Yamazaki Tsutomu (Departures) essays the painter at age 94 through a simple yet wondrous day in which he discovers and observes the limitless wonders of nature in his small garden. His ambling day is equally mundane yet wondrous for the audience to watch and experience. In one of her final films, Kiki Kirin plays Morikazu's patient and supportive wife.
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Product Title: Mori, The Artist's Habitat (2018) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 綠野仙師: 熊谷守一 (2018) (DVD) (香港版) 绿野仙师: 熊谷守一 (2018) (DVD) (香港版) モリのいる場所 Mori, The Artist's Habitat (2018) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: 有熊谷守一在的地方 / 仙人畫家:熊谷守一 有熊谷守一在的地方 / 仙人画家:熊谷守一
Artist Name(s): Kase Ryo (Actor) | Yamazaki Tsutomu (Actor) | Okita Shuichi (Actor) | Fukikoshi Mitsuru (Actor) | Kiki Kirin (Actor) | Mitsuishi Ken (Actor) | Aoki Munetaka (Actor) | Ushio Kensuke (Actor) | Yoshimura Kaito (Actor) 加瀨亮 (Actor) | 山崎努 (Actor) | 沖田修一 (Actor) | 吹越滿 (Actor) | 樹木希林 (Actor) | 光石研 (Actor) | 青木崇高 (Actor) | Ushio Kensuke (Actor) | Yoshimura Kaito (Actor) 加濑亮 (Actor) | 山崎努 (Actor) | 冲田修一 (Actor) | 吹越满 (Actor) | 树木希林 (Actor) | 光石研 (Actor) | 青木崇高 (Actor) | Ushio Kensuke (Actor) | Yoshimura Kaito (Actor) 加瀬亮 (Actor) | 山崎努 (Actor) | 沖田修一 (Actor) | 吹越満 (Actor) | きき きりん (Actor) | 光石研 (Actor) | あおき むねたか (Actor) | 牛尾憲輔 (Actor) | 吉村界人 (Actor) 카세 료 (Actor) | Yamazaki Tsutomu (Actor) | Okita Shuichi (Actor) | Fukikoshi Mitsuru (Actor) | Kiki Kirin (Actor) | Mitsuishi Ken (Actor) | Aoki Munetaka (Actor) | Ushio Kensuke (Actor) | Yoshimura Kaito (Actor)
Director: Okita Shuichi 沖田修一 冲田修一 沖田修一 Okita Shuichi
Release Date: 2019-11-25
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 99 (mins)
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1083299026

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Morikazu Kumagai (aka Mori) was born in 1880 and became one of Japan's most celebrated 20th=century painters. His gift for painting was recognized very early on in his career but the opinions of critics and fame were never his priority. His sporadic output didn't result in sales. He didn't own a house and survived with friends' help until the age of 50 when his paintings began to sell and he could at last support his family. The Emperor was full of admiration for a Kumagai paintign he saw at the prestigious Nika Art Exhibition. This brought recognition to Kumagai who was known as the "hermetic sage with a paintbrush" but Kumagai twice turned down the Emperor's Japanese order of Culture award. The reason he gave for declining these awards was that he was already receiving too many visitors. True to his reclusive nature, he barely left his 60-square-meter home for 30 years. HE didn't have to because he observed animals and plants in his little garden. This movie is based on an actual account; it depicts on eday in his twilight years when he never left home.
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January 29, 2020

Living the hermit life
What would it be like to not step out of your home for three decades?

Okita Shuichi's charmingly simple drama Mori, The Artist's Habitat imagines a day in the latter life of Kumagai Morikazu, who was famous for his distinctly stylized and colorful paintings of plants, animals and everyday scenery. He was also famous for being a recluse who never left his home for the last few decades of his long life. It would be tempting to call the artist a hikikomori – his name is even Mori – but Okita's wonderful little film provides a gentle, whimsical look into the rich world of a happy hermit who rightfully has no need to step outside.

As portrayed by the great Yamazaki Tsutomu, the nonagenarian painter is a peculiar old soul who is endlessly engrossed with the boundless wonders that exist in his vast garden. He can spend hours every day observing and pondering different things in the garden, be it a leaf, a stone or an army of ants. The camera lingers leisurely for the audience to share in the beauty and marvels of nature, and the ebb and flow of Mori's ordinary day.

If this premise sounds like it could be staid and boring, Mori, The Artist's Habitat is anything but. The peaceful and perceptive drama has a healthy dose of good humor. Mori, who delightfully dons a pointy hat that makes him look like a garden gnome, draws warm smiles and hearty chuckles with his behavioral quirks and abrupt thoughts that make you think a bit deeper. Though he has withdrawn from society at large, he is not at all lacking in human contact with his supportive wife (Kiki Kirin) around. His home is also host to a constant stream of visitors and neighbors, whose interactions with Mori also provide gentle laughs. Anyhow, his day somehow seems far more eventful and sociable than most of my days!

Mori, The Artist's Habitat reveals very little about Mori's life story or, really, even his art which barely appears onscreen. Instead, Okita's unconventional approach to a biographical drama simply seeks to understand the artist and the habitat that shaped his life and art.

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