Veteran rockers THE YELLOW MONKEY became the first Japanese rock band to walk the red carpet at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea that opened Oct. 12.
The documentary Vibration: THE YELLOW MONKEY chronicling the four-member band’s reformation after a 15-years hiatus and their 2016 comeback tour is being screened in the Wide Angle program. The world premiere took place at the festival on Oct. 13 and the film will go on to premiere in Japan at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival that begins Oct. 25.
The director is Daishi Matsunaga, known for his documentary of the contemporary Japanese artist Pyuupiru and his award-winning feature film Pieta in the Toilet starring Yojiro Noda, the frontman of RADWIMPS.
THE YELLOW MONKEY’s new song “Horizon” written by guitarist Hideaki Kikuchi for the documentary was released on Oct. 13 to coincide with the world premiere. Vibration: THE YELLOW MONKEY will be released in domestic theaters Nov. 11.
Text: Billboard JAPAN / Photo: Courtesy Photo