Japan Society of Fairfield County Presents
A Short Film Program at Greenwich Library
Saturday February 27 2:00pm to 4:30pm
(101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich CT)
The Japan Society of Fairfield County will host a short film program on Saturday, February 27th at Greenwich Library, featuring the following films from New York Japan Cinefest held at Asia Society in New York City in 2015.
The screening is followed by a question-and-answer session with Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki and Mr. Hiroshi Kono of Mar Creation, a co-sponsor of the annual Japan Cinefest. All films are subtitled in English. Free admissions.
Dir. Satsuki Okawa. 2014. Japan. 20 min.
Three years after the earthquake and tsunami, little boy Kyota meets little girl Shiori. Sharing similar eccentricities, the two quickly become friends and plan to embark on an adventure together.
A Warm Spell
Dir. Toshimichi Saito. 2014. Japan 40 min.
When Masanobu returns home with the body of his mother, he finds that his younger brother, Naoki, has given up on his dream to be a painter in order to take care of the post office, their family business. At their mother's funeral, the two brothers and a few unlikely strangers come together to bid farewell to the woman who tied them together. The film is developed from director Saito’s NYU thesis short film, which won the Wasserman Award and Audience Choice Award at NYU’s First Run Film Festival 2014 and went on to be showcased at Directors Guild of American in Los Angeles.
Monk by Blood
Dir. Ema Ryan Yamazaki. 2014. Japan. 25 min.
As a first-born son, 21-year-old Scion Sasaki is destined to take over his family’s Buddhist temple in Kyoto, a temple that is 800 years old and has been managed by 23 generations of Scion’s family. Born in California, Scion was brought back to Japan at the age of 9 and raised to understand his ultimate duty. Meanwhile, he juggles multiple worlds as a monk, DJ, and aspiring chef.
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