Twiceborn Directed by Hiroshi Akabane won the Best Feature Film & Best Director Award
In July 1991, Satoru Ichijo is about to give a lecture in Tokyo Dome. The media pays attention to him as a “Great Charisma.” People who know Satoru recall him. Time goes back to a spring day right before the college graduation, Satoru receives a message from the spiritual world and realizes he has a mission to lead humankind to happiness. While he has constant contact with the spiritual world, Satoru becomes a successful businessman who everyone envies as an elite employee. He publishes “Spiritual Message” books one after another with his family's support and to enlighten the world. One day, spirits tell him an overwhelming mission. “Your mission as the Buddha reborn, is to save all people by spreading the Truth.” Satoru tries to rise up to fulfill his mission, but his decision is shaken by the devil’s temptation. In solitude, Satoru chooses to live his mission as “Savior”, leaves everything behind including his loved one, and steps out onto the stage of Tokyo dome…
About the Director: Hiroshi Akabane believes that “movies have the power to make a difference in people’s lives”. He was born in Japan on July 4, 1951. In 1975, after graduating from Senshu University, he worked as a freelance assistant director and at a company now called DREAMAX TELEVISION INC.. The first TV series he produced was, “Maido Osamagaseshimasu” at TBS Television. He went on to produce many hit TV series including “Kyoshi BinBin Monogatari,” starring Toshihiko Tahara (High Teen Boogie), “GTO” starring Takashi Sorimachi (Yamato, Fulltime Killer) and Nanako Matsushima (Ringu, When Marnie Was There).
Trailer of the Film: Twiceborn
Behind the scene