Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son

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    • Simon Lereng Wilmont, Simon Lereng Wilmont (merged)
    • Denmark, Japan
    • 2013
    • 32 min
    • World Premiere
    • Kids & Docs
    Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son follows 10-year-old Japanese boy, Chikara, and his struggle to become a Sumo wrestler. His father was a professional Sumo wrestler, so expectations surrounding Chikara are extremely high. The national Sumo Championship is approaching and Chikara wants to do well, especially to impress his father. It's a story of a small boy in a tough sport, parental pressure and expectations, but above all, it's a universal narrative about the relationship between father and son.

    Credits

    • 32 min
    • color
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: Japanese
    • Subtitles in: English
    Director
    Simon Lereng Wilmont, Simon Lereng Wilmont (merged)
    Production
    Monica Hellström Weston for Final Cut for Real
    Executive producer
    Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real
    Co-production
    Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Danish Film Institute
    Cinematography
    Lars Skree, Simon Lereng Wilmont

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