Shigeru, a young deaf garbage collector, finds a broken surfboard in a trash can. Soon, he becomes obsessed with surfing. Despite multiple setbacks, Shigeru may finally have a chance to become one with the sea and the surfing community with the support of his longtime girlfriend, Takako.
An icon of Japanese pop culture, Takeshi Kitano is a multimedia artist who both writes poetry and paints when he is not making films or playing in them (Hana-bi, Zatoichi). A Scene at the Sea is one of his most beautiful works: a subtle romantic drama in the spirit of master Yasujiro Ozu.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria