The day when you came to interview for the first time, you were sitting uncomfortably there, which looked much like my husband when I had a matchmaking with him

an elite bureaucrat's wife



A film director, Hirokazu Koreeda once visited the wife of a bureaucrat who had committed suicide over a dilemma  between  the government and the patients in a pollution suit in order to produce television documentary. He does not want to describe the situation as a simple picture, but he cannot find any reasons or words to direct the camera to her. With such contradiction, he steps foot in her house. Later she said like the above words, which made him relieved. From "What I Thought While Filming A Movie."


July 29,  2018

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun