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Interview With Katsuhide Yamago the Director, Writer & Producer of the Love Affair in the Afternoon

Love Affair in the Afternoon won Best Director in the 12th Season of MP Film Award Katsuhide Yamago Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer & Editor of the Film Love Affair in the Afternoon agree to interview with us.

Katsuhide Yamago

Katsuhide Yamago: I started creating 8mm films in college. I have been working on numerous TV shows in a production company after graduating from college. For the last 6or7 years, I have been streaming short films on Youtube.

Poster Love Affair in the Afternoon

About The Film: Synopsis: Love Affair in the Afternoon Film Synopsis:

It's late afternoon when her husband is away. A married woman is seduced by a younger businessman and meets him repeatedly. She refuses and refuses, but her burning body is drowning in pleasure. Then, her husband suddenly comes home...

What was your drive behind making this film?

Katsuhide Yamago: There used to be a genre of soft porn movies in Japan, and the first motivation was to make fun of it as a parody because it was so funny. Also, same-sex marriage is still not allowed in Japan, but I expected something like this to happen.

How do you feel when you are awarded with the MP FILM AWARD Award.

Katsuhide Yamago: Of course, I was very happy. Although this work recorded a considerable number of views on YouTube, it was completely ignored at Japanese film festivals. People who saw it criticized me harshly, and I lost my confidence, but when I received the award, I became confident that I was right.

Can you tell us about the greatest moment during shooting this film?

Katsuhide Yamago: Mr. Yamamoto, who plays the husband, added some ad-libs, and it became a very funny scene. I laughed while turning the camera, and the camera shook in some places. Kenta Mikajiri, who plays the role of the lover, has a sullen face and doesn't show emotions at all, so to be honest, I was just worried, but when the camera started rolling, it changed suddenly. It was a very wonderful performance and I was asked to perform naked. it was fun.

How rigorously did you stick to the script while shooting?

Katsuhide Yamago: About60% to 70%.

Where there any onset problems During the filming of the film & how did you deal with it?

Katsuhide Yamago: It was almost the first time for Ayumu, who plays the boy, to act in front of the camera, and the fact that he wasn't very good at it gave me a headache. I could hardly carry out my instructions, and I was in a lot of pain as to what to do. Since the budget is low, there is a time limit for filming. It's not like I'm relaxing. Even his frustrated manager gave him acting training in his spare time.

Do you have any advice for young filmmakers out there? Or like yourself?

Katsuhide Yamago: Cherish your inspiration. To cherish the basics of staging and composition. If you have the basics right, you have nothing to fear. Don't try to take it easy and step up. It may seem like a detour, but the best shortcut is to steadily build up your skills. Don't be afraid to make crap. Because every masterpiece blooms on top of a pile of trash. Keep making it anyway. And don't miss the opportunity you find on the site, "This is it!"

Do you think it is essential to go to a film institute in order to become a successful filmmaker?

Katsuhide Yamago: I can't say anything. Things are different in Japan and overseas. I didn't go to a lab, I was trained in the field. Also, I made a lot of movies in the university club. At that time, I tried various things intentionally experimentally. Of course it lived when it entered the production company. So I think it's good to have a place where you can experiment before becoming a working adult. Of course it's up to you to do it or not.

Which film has inspired you the most?

Katsuhide Yamago: A work full of original ideas. A work full of emotional images. A one-of-a-kind work. A work that makes you laugh.A Work made with sincerity.

Which particular filmmaker has influenced you the most?

Katsuhide Yamago: A fearless person who does experimental things. A person who takes beautiful pictures.

Which book would you love to make a film out of one day?

Katsuhide Yamago: La Pluied'été

If you got the opportunity to go back in time & change something in any particular movie of yours, then which movie & what changes will you opt for?

Katsuhide Yamago: I want to shoot a movie that I failed to shoot when I was a university student. I made an offer to my first love at that time and was refused. I want to attack again and bring him to the movies.

If you were to shoot the film again, what would you do differently?

Katsuhide Yamago: I think I will add more episodes.

What is your greatest achievement till date?

Katsuhide Yamago: Being able to maintain a work shot with a low-budget, experimental method. All of which are highly rated. Above all, keep making.

How do you pick yourself up after a failed film?

Katsuhide Yamago: Thoroughly face the cause of the failure, and after completing it, bury the movie in question in the darkness of memory.

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