In celebration of Noise winning first place at psycho-cinematography’s top 10 Japanese movies of 2017, we also sat down with Matsumoto Yusaku (松本優作) to talk about his first full-length feature, the process of creating his debut narrative, his past and ofcourse his future. With his short but to the point answers he gives us valuable insights, while creating new questions for us along the way.
“A slow, subdued but very powerful narrative about the importance of human connection and the far-reaching subjective effects modern Japanese capitalistic society can have on the subject (…) that will long linger in the spectator’s mind.”
Noise, the debut feature film of Yusaku Matsumoto, is some sort of a passion project. When he was sixteen years old, the incident known as the Akihabara Massacre motivated Matsumoto to research indiscriminate killings: he wanted to know why people committed such crimes.