Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s film ‘Minamata’ was scheduled to release in 2020, but due to the pandemic, the film’s release got delayed several times. Now, after so many ups and downs, ‘Minamata’ has finally released on February 11 in the US theatres.
Sharing few still snaps from the shooting set of ‘Minamata’, which are captured by photographer, Larry D. Horricks, leading star Johnny Depp expressed his deep respect and love for the people of Minamata. He wrote in the caption that the film is all about giving a voice to those, who have none, “Such a theme feels more important today than ever.”
The story of ‘Minamata’ revolves around the year 1971, a photographer, W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp) travels to Minamata, Japan, a coastal city ravaged by mercury poisoning. Ushered by an impassioned translator and encouraged by local villagers, Smith’s powerful images expose decades of gross negligence. The film is based on ‘Minamata’ book, written by renowned photographers, Aileen M. Smith and W. Eugene Smith, which published in 1975.
Helmed by Andrew Levitas, apart from Johnny Depp, the film cast has a maximum number of Japanese actors like Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Akiko Iwase, Minami, Jun Kunimura along with English actor Bill Nighy.