Available On Digital & On Demand September 18
“My photograph happens to be taken from the same rooftop featured in the film. It was wandering around Shinjuku on my first trip to Japan which inspired me to become a photographer, so I have a strong bond and memory tied to that location. To me, the image represents the feeling of getting lost in your own thoughts as you look out over the metropolis and I feel it’s something everyone who has visited Tokyo can relate to.”
“I loved that the film wasn’t your typical tourist snapshot of Japan/Tokyo, having visited Tokyo myself I loved seeing another side of it and how living there is completely different and not the cute imagery that is often associated with Japan. I wanted my pieces to depict the duality of Margaret and her phases of sadness and happiness – her happiness is fleeting much like the cherry blossom.”
“In a moment of fleeting emotions and beauty, Midnight has captured something unique, heartfelt and truthful. To the film, it's main character, and beyond. The combination of stillness and movement in the artwork suggests both the power and the fragility of life. Just like everything perfect and beautiful, it doesn’t last. That’s the whole point." – William Olsson, Director, Lost Girls & Love Hotels”
“I wanted to make a poster that captures the mood of the film that is about the Tokyo experience that is the antithesis to Lost in Translation.
I definitely wanted to use Kazu’s tattoo. I realized he has a chrysanthemum tattoo – It’s a flower strongly associated with funerals. I looked up the meaning of it, and found out that in the past, yakuza men get it so even if they die alone, he already has funeral flowers on their body to ease their souls. Very interesting meanings. I wanted to depict the lovers surrounded by the chrysanthemum flowers, beautiful, but also very unsettling.”