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2009年6月10日 (水)

8pm Mon August 10 Japanese Film Festival - 日本映画祭 上映作品の御案内

2009年8月7日から11日まで フィリピン バギオ市で開催される 「日本映画祭」での上映作品の御案内です。 このイベントは マニラの国際交流基金が、バギオ・センター・モール・シネマ、バギオ100年祭委員会、及び 北ルソン日本人会(JANL)の協力を得て、バギオ市制100年祭を記念して 開催するものです。

Japanese Film Festival will be  held at Baguio Center Mall Cinema during August 7 to 11, 2009, to celebrtate Baguio Centennial   This event is done by Japan Foundation Manila, in cooperation with Baguio Center Mall Cinema,  Baguio Centennial Commission and Japanese Association in Northern Luzon, Inc.(JANL)..

The below movie will be shown at  8:00pm, Monday, August 10.

Turn Over - An Angel Is Coming on a Bicycle
Futari biyori
(二人日和)

Photo 

Color / Vista / 2004 / 113 min / Nomura Planning, Turnover Partners

Director: Nomura Keiichi
Script: Nomura Keiichi, Ogasawara Kyoko, Yamada Rikishi, Yamada Testuo
Cinematograpy: Hayashi Kensaku
Art Direction: Ishihara Akira, Matsushita Yukari
Music: Monna Toshio

Producer: Yamada Tetsuo

Cast:
Kuroyoshi Chie: Fujimura Shiho
Kuroyoshi Gen, her husband: Kurizuka Asahi
Ito Shunsuke: Gashu Toshiki
Kobayashi Megumi, his girlfriend: Yamauchi Meibi
Yazawa Eriko, Gen's niece: Ikenobo Mika
Tatsuzo, Gen's apprentice: Takebashi Dan

Setting: Present-day Kyoto

Synopsis:
An elderly couple, Kuroyoshi Gen and Chie, are living in an old neighborhood of Kyoto. Gen is a traditional artisan who designs patterns and kimonos for Shinto priests. Chie and Gen have been married for 45 years. Chie has developed an illness that is affecting her muscles and she is slowly losing the ability to use her hands. Everyday Gen goes to gather water from the local shrine.
One day on his way back he sees a young university science student, Shunsuke, who is doing magic tricks for the neighborhood children. To cheer up Chie, Gen asks Shunsuke to come to his house to teach Chie some magic tricks. Chie and Gen were unable to have any children. Gen works hard at his business and in some ways does not appreciate Chie. But as she becomes sicker, Gen starts to take better care of her.
As the days pass, Chie and Shunsuke grow closer. Chie is losing control of her hand muscles more and more. Shunsuke's heart is moved by her efforts as she struggles to hold cards in her hands. Shunsuke has a girlfriend, Megumi who he cares about but he must make a decision about his future. He has been offered the opportunity to study abroad. As Shunsuke makes the decision to go, Chie's condition becomes worse as the muscles around her lungs tighten. After Chie's death, Gen is broken and realizes how much he has lost. Shunsuke and Megumi decide to go down separate paths but there is still a connection between them.

Notes:
Turn Over - An Angel Is Coming on a Bicycle is a film that captures the essence of the old films shot in Kyoto. In 2006, the film won the award for best editing at the Mainichi Concour Awards. Fujimura Shiho has appeared in lot of films since 1960s and recently also starred in the film To Dance With a White Dog ("Shiroi inu to warutsu o," directed by Tsukino Takashi, 2002). Kurizuka Asahi is mainly a jidaigeki (period film) actor and has also appeared in many TV programs. He used to run a coffee shop in Kyoto.

 

 

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