The Lost Dreams of Naoki Hayakawa

Art director Naoki Hayakawa works 16 hours a day in a creative, neo-totalitarian advertisement company in Tokyo. The pressure of this situation causes him to regularly lapse into a twilight state between sleep and wakefulness, where he has strange and wonderful dreams. When he tells his superiors about his troubled state of mind, they ask that he exploit these dreams by using ideas from them in his work. This triggers a different sort of crisis as Naoki realises his whole self is being instrumentalised.

Production Year

2016

Premiere

UK Premiere

Directors

Ane Hjort Guttu Daisuke Kosugi

Countries

Norway South Korea

Dialogue Language

English

Primary Contact

Ane Hjort Guttu

Client/Brand

Gwangju Biennale for Contemporary Art

Producer

Elisabeth Kleppe / Aldeles AS

Director of photography

Marte Vold FNF

Editor

Jon Endre Mørk

Music composer

Mari Kvien Brunvoll

Actor

Daisuke Kosugi