At the Berlin International Film Festival, one of the three major film festivals in the world, major award-winning films will be announced on the night of the 5th of Japan time.

Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, who was nominated for "accidental imagination" in the category of competing for the "Golden Bear Award", which is the highest award, said in an interview with NHK, "I want you to enjoy the wonderful presence of the actors."

This year's Berlin International Film Festival will be held online from the 1st of this month, and director Ryusuke Hamaguchi's "Chance and Imagination", which consists of three short films, has been nominated for the Golden Bear Award, which is the highest award. I will.

In response to this, Director Hamaguchi responded to NHK's interview about the nomination, "It is not a flashy movie, I am very honored to be making it while wondering how many people will understand its goodness. I said my thoughts.

As for the reason for choosing the short story collection, "The fact that the audience can only stay with the characters for a short time leaves a sense of vividness and distance that makes me feel like I'm usually in contact with people. I feel like I can still enjoy that person. "

The theme of this work is "accidental" in the title.

Regarding the aim, Director Hamaguchi said, "If you put a coincidence in a movie, it may seem opportunistic, and I think that a drama is quite awkward, but on the other hand, life is decisive. There are many things that happened to change the situation, so I thought that if I made a movie that "I'm dealing with the chance itself", I could put the chance into the story more naturally. ".

On top of that, "I have the feeling that I made an interesting movie, because the actors have such a wonderful presence that it makes me think that this person may really be such a person. If you enjoy watching it, I think. "

The award-winning film at the Berlin International Film Festival was announced on the night of the 5th of Japan time, and if "Chance and Imagination" was selected for the Golden Bear Award, the Japanese film would be "Spirited Away" directed by Hayao Miyazaki in 2002. Since then.