New film from Yoshinari Nishikori (Wasao, Railways) Based on the Kenichi Kawakami novel Konshin. The movie is about the classical Sumo Wrestling taking place in the Oki island in Shimane Prefecture. The history of classical sumo in Oki dates back 300 years. The film portrays the protagonist preparing for the big classical Sumo Wrestling tournament, which is held every 20 years at Mizuwaka Temple, and the bond of his family and friends on the island who watch over his challenge.
Konshin stars Sho Aoyagi, Ayumi Ito, and Naomi Zaizen. It is due for nationwide release Jan 12 2013, but will premiere at the 36th Montreal World Film Festival (World Cinema) – Which runs Aug 23-Sept 3.