David Knight - 20th Apr 2017

Fujiko Nakaya's remarkable 'fog sculpture' called London Fog, recently exhibiting at London's Tate Modern and experienced by thousands of visitors, has inspired a mesmerising short film - the directing debut of Ilona McIlwain.

It features the compelling 72 year old Japanese actor and performer Min Tanaka, responding to the enveloping mists of London Fog with a display of controlled physicality and emotion that has your heart beating a little faster.

The impact is intensified by the lighting effects of Shiro Takatani from Japanese art collective Dumb Type, and a searing, minimalist soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto - composer of the scores for The Revenant and Ghost In The Shell. The overall effect is stylishly cinematic - almost Kurasawa-like in its simple intensity.

Watch 'Fujiko Nakaya x Min Tanaka x Ryuichi Sakamoto by Ilona McIlwain' here

PRO Credits


DirectorIlona Mcilwain
ProducerMary Calderwood
Director of PhotographyArthur Loveday
SteadicamBen Marshall
EditorElena De Palma
Editing companyThe Whitehouse
ColouristJack McGinity
Grading companyTime Based Arts
OnlineMarkus Lundqvist
Lead actorMin Tanaka
CommissionerTate Modern

David Knight - 20th Apr 2017

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