Date: 9 January 2016
Time: 3.00 p.m.
Venue: Auditorium, Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Unit G09 & G10, Platinum Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 50470, Kuala Lumpur
The film is presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
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(小林政広 KOBAYASHI Masahiro/2010/83 min)
An elderly fisherman named Tadao and his granddaughter Haru live together in a small harbourside village in Hokkaido. When Haru loses her job, she decides to take her grandfather to Tokyo where there are better work opportunities. But Tadao refuses, and so begins a road movie driven by household dynamics as the two set off on a journey to the mainland to see if one of his siblings is willing to look after him.
A favoured director in the European film festival circuit, Masahiro Kobayashi established his mainstream credentials with this uniquely penetrating portrait of Japanese culture, filtered through the universal themes of acceptance, resilience and familial commitment.
NAKADAI Tatsuya as Tadao
TOKUNAGA Eri as Haru
AWASHIMA Chikage as ICHIKAWA Shigeko
KAGAWA Teruyuki as TSUDA Shinichi
Awards & honours:
? 65th Mainichi Film Award of Excellence in Japanese Film
? 65th Mainichi Film Award for Best Newcomer – Eri Tokunaga
? 20th Japanese Film Critics Award for Best Japanese Film
? 2011 Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur Silver Alhambra for Best Director – Masahiro Kobayashi
? 2011 Vesoul Asian Film Festival Audience Award