DATE: 7 May, 2016
TIME: 3.00 p.m.
VENUE: Auditorium, Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Unit G09 & G10, Platinum Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 50470, Kuala Lumpur
(MITSUISHI Fujiro 光石冨士朗/2008/107 min)
The Kubo family is left to fend for themselves after the sudden death of the patriarch. A mysterious man soon moves in with them after claiming to be the dead father’s brother. The sons are puzzled by this unusual turn of events, but are then distracted by problems of their own. The eldest, Masashi, acts beyond his age to impress an older woman with daddy issues, whereas punkish middle child Yukio tempers doubts about his biological parents with a newfound appreciation for Shakespeare. The youngest, grade-schooler Koki, meanwhile dreams of playing Cinderella in the school play.
Based on an award-winning manga series, the film paints a heartwarming portrait of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances in a working-class district of Osaka.
// AWARDS & HONOURS //
❖ 64th Mainichi Film Award for Best Supporting Actor – Ittoku Kishibe
❖ 21st Tokyo International Film Festival Japanese Eyes Special Award – Ittoku Kishibe
Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8hemibkOjw
Official webpage: http://www.jfkl.org.my/events/wjfs-may-2016
THE WEEKEND JAPANESE FILM SHOW has been organised by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) regularly for over 10 years. The programme takes place every first Saturday of the month and is free of charge. All films are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.