Based on a contemporary novel and written and directed by Satoshi Miki (Adrift In Tokyo), It’s Me, It’s Me stars Kazuya Kamenashi. The founding member of the hugely popular Japanese pop group Kat-tun and award-winning actor plays 33 different versions of a guy who keeps “self-multiplying” and creating havoc. The film won an audience award on its world premiere at the Udine Far East Film Festival.
Pictures Dept. will handle the film’s theatrical release Nov. 6 at Cinema Village in New York with Digital Media Rights co-distributing theatrical and handling VOD and DVD.
Shiomaki explains the release date: “We are releasing it in the US at the same time as the Japanese DVD release date because Kazuya Kamenashi, the main actor, is super popular as a pop star and has many followers worldwide. As soon as the DVD is released in Japan, they are going to buy it from Amazon Japan and YouTube videos will be everywhere.”
It’s Me, It’s Me will makes its North American premiere at New York Asian Film Festival on July 13 and Montreal Fantasia July 20 with director Satoshi Miki presenting it in Montreal.
The film was also picked up for Taiwan (Sky Digi), Russia (Maywin Films), and Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia (Encore Film) and will have summer releases in those territories.
Pictures Dept. reports It’s Me, It’s Me opened in Japan May 25 at no. 10, ranking no. 1 in the “under 150 screen release” category for the first half of the year and is still in theatres.
Yes, Kame everywhere pleaseeee!