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Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler’s Son

Simon Lereng Wilmont
DK 2014    28'
⚬ Kids & Youth ⚬ Sports 

Synopsis

The 10-year-old Japanese boy Chikara is one of the best sumo wrestler in his club. As the son of a former professional sumo champion he needs to live up to high expectations. Chikara's father is very busy and their only time together is during their training lessons. When the annual Sumo Championship is coming up, it means everything to Chikara to win and make his father proud.

Credits

Director

Simon Lereng Wilmont

Producers

Monica Hellström

Executive Producer

Signe Byrge Sørensen

Co-Producers

Anita Rehoff Larsen, Malin Hüber, Tobias Janson

Production Company

Final Cut for Real

Co-Production Companies

Sant&Usant, Story

Cinematographer

Simon Lereng Wilmont, Lars Skree

Editor

Michael Aaglund

Music

Asger Baden & Peder

Awards

Jury Prize

Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival 2015

Festivals

IDFA 2015

Film Details

Runtime 28'
Spoken Languages Japanese
Production Countries Denmark

Biography

Simon Lereng Wilmont won numerous prizes among other Best First Appearance at IDFA with the feature documentary THE DISTAND BARKING OF DOGS and his two previous films THE FENCING CHAMPION (2014) and CHIKARA - THE SUMO WRESTLERS SON (2013) both pre­miered at IDFA, won the Jury Award for Medium length Documentary and Best Short Children Documentary Award at Al Jazeera Film Festival 2015. Simon Lereng Wilmont graduated as a Documentary Film Director from The National Danish Film School in 2009.

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