Each Day I cry
(Une jeune fille à la dérive)
Kirio Urayama

Theatrical release: summer 2009

Hikô Shôjo - Japan - n&b scope - 1963 - 1h54 with Masako Izumi et Mitsuo Hamada

Living in a small coastal village, Wakae, a young girl of fifteen years, working as a bar hostess. His mother died and his father, an alcoholic and poor, living with another woman. As she comes to steal a pair of shoes she met Saburo she had not seen for a long time and attempts to help. But the circumstances separate.

 


Japanese film director born in Hyogo in 1930 and died in 1985. After an unhappy childhood and studied French literature, he joined the Nikkatsu in 1954 where he is assistant, with Shohei Imamura, of Yuzo Kawashima. He directed his first film in 1962, "Foundry Town" (Kyupora no aru machi), selected to Cannes and that gets a great critical success. His second film, "Each day I cry""(Hiko Shôjo), won the gold medal at the 1963 Moscow festival, but Urayama enters into conflict with the Nikkatsu and becomes assistant. In 1968, he managed to achieve "The Girl I abandoned" (Watashi ga onna suteta) the Nikkatsu, judging the film not enough "commercial", refuses to leave. Urayama leaves the company and not turn again until 1975, with the adaptation of a best-seller: "The Gate of Youth "which will perform the following two years later. (Max Tessier, Larousse dictionary of cinema).

It is to him that the Nikkatsu film of the order 70 years of the company in 1983 melodrama "Anshitsu".
Kiriro Urayama is considered one of the forgotten filmmakers of the New Wave.
He was part of the same "band" that Oshima, Yoshida, Imamura, Shinoda and his writer is Yoshio Ishido, screenwriter of movies Yoshida. For japanese movigoers, he is considered the "Filmmaker of the poor" through the diptych "Foundry Town "and " Each day I cryt", but his big success" The Gate of youth ", in that it sought to capture the excluded, disadvantaged taged, the mud, when filming on youth rather excited (politically,sexually).