10th Month Drama “Elpis -Hope or Disaster-” with Masami Nagasawa from October 24 (Monday) (Kansai TV / Fuji TV every Monday at 10:00 p.m.), France from October 17 (Saturday)・It has been decided that the film will be screened for the first time in the world as an Asian world premiere during the international video content exhibition “MIPCOM” which will be held in Cannes. The main screening will take place at the Grand Auditorium, the main hall of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the same venue as the Cannes Film Festival. This is the first time that the world premiere of a Japanese drama will take place in the main hall of MIP Market, which has a history of nearly 60 years. MIP Market is one of the world’s largest trade shows and events for international video content hosted and operated by RX France. It is held twice a year in Cannes, France, at “MIPTV” in April and at “MIPCOM” in October. . About 4,500 companies and more than 13,800 people from 110 countries and regions participated in “MIPCOM” held in 2019 before the corona disaster and purchased content from video content production companies around the world. This is a great event where people involved in video content such as broadcast and distribution business owners (buyers), co-producers and investors come together.
Since 2010, the “World Premiere” has been held as an official screening event. So far, Western dramas such as “Mad Men” (US), “Titanic” (UK), “X-Files” (US) and “ROOTS” (US) have held world premieres as official screenings. This year, when the number of participants is expected to be almost the same as before the corona disaster, it has been decided that “Elpis – Hope or Disaster -” will be screened locally as a world premiere in Asia. This is the second time a Kantele-produced drama has been selected for the world premiere in Asia, following the Public Security Mobile Investigation Team’s Special Investigation Team CRISIS in 2017.” Elpis -Hope or Disaster-” is social entertainment inspired by multiple real-life incidents. Ena Asakawa, a presenter who fell from the ace position due to a scandal played by Nagasawa, and her friends who sympathized with her once lost while chasing suspicion of false accusation of a case of female serial murder in which the death sentence of the man who was accused was upheld. Draw a picture of reclaiming your own worth. Atsushi Maeda will play the role of Takuro Kishimoto, a young Udatsu director who doesn’t sit well with Ena, and Ryohei Suzuki will play Shoichi Saito, an ace reporter in the news department who is superior to Ena and Takuro. The screenplay is written by Aya Watanabe, who will be the first to write a commercial drama series. Production will be directed by Hitoshi Ohne, who has produced numerous hits around the world. While dealing with the serious subject of “false accusations” inspired by real incidents, the realistic and comedic dialogue drama and thrilling developments and productions greatly shake viewers’ emotions. Regarding the announcement, Nagasawa, who plays the title character, said, “I can’t wait to see how people will be interested in this job. I hope to hear from you soon.” Full comments are posted below.
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