JAPAN - USA | 2020 | Color/B&W | Observational Film | 128 min 

Observational Film #9
精神 0 / Seishin 0
Zero
Zero4
Zero4A
Zero5
Zero8
Zero1

DCP I JAPANESE I 23.976 fps I 16:9 I Stereo

 SYNOPSIS 

At the age of 82, Dr. YAMAMOTO is suddenly retiring from the clinical field, causing a lot of anxiety for many of his patients who have been relying on him as their lifeline for many years. Now he needs to spend time to care for his wife Yoshiko. In early spring, Dr. Yamamoto and Yoshiko embark on a new life, facing challenges they never faced before. 

 FESTIVALS 

- MoMA Doc Fortnight 2020, 'Centerpiece'

- Berlinale Forum 2020

- Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2020

- New Zealand IFF 2020

- Shanghai IFF 2020

- DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2020

- VIDEOGRAMS Kaunas IFF 2020

- IDFA 2020, Masters

- Documenta Madrid 2020, International Competition

 CAST & CREDITS 

DoP            

Editors   

Producer

Production

International Sales

Kazuhiro​ SODA

Kazuhiro​ SODA

Kiyoko  KASHIWAGI

Kazuhiro​ SODA

Laboratory X, Inc.

ASIAN SHADOWS

 AWARDS 

- Berlinale 2020

          Ecumenical Jury Prize

-Festival des 3 Continents 2020 

          Montgolfière d'Or Award (Best Film)

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 PRESS REVIEWS 

"To reset one’s mind to the state of “zero” sounds not only tempting, but essential"

-- Marina D. RICHTER, Asian Movie Pulse


“A slowly-paced but nevertheless exciting insight into a complex, fascinating world of elevated psychotherapy developed by a man who defied many socially-imposed rules, securing himself a very special place in the history of the soul-healing science"

-- Marina D. RICHTER, Asian Movie Pulse


''It is almost nothing, it could have been sinister, it is amazingly full of life and ultimately joyful.'' 

-- Jean-Michel FRODON, SLATE Coups de vent et coups de cœur de la 70e Berlinale 


"A moving film about the value of human agency and care for loved ones in a society motivated more by financial and social success."

-- Berlinale Ecumenical Jury Award Statement


"ZERO is an extraordinary documentary that captures human frailty and transience with rarely witnessed tenderness and grace."

-- Cristina NORD, Head of  Berlinale Forum