2018 FILMS


SUNDAY, March 18,

TEIICHI NO KUNI
帝一の國
TEIICHI -Battle of Supreme High


“I’m going to be student council president, no matter what it takes!” So begins Teiichi’s fight for the ultimate seat of power against 800 brilliant rivals at the most elite private school in Japan…The make-or-break “student council election” begins now!!

The 800 elite students of the top private school in Japan – Kaitei High School – represent the sharpest young minds in the country. Kaitei’s alumni have powerful connections in the political and financial world, and its top student -- the student council president -- is all but promised a future cabinet position. At the beginning of the new school year in April, ambitious freshman Teiich Akaba joins the ranks of Kaitei elites as the top student from his graduating class. His dream is to “become the prime minister and create his own kingdom.” But in order to realize this dream, he absolutely must become student council president.

“I’ll bring down every single rival to become #1…I’ll do whatever it takes, no matter how dirty or underhanded. An effective strategy in my freshman year will give me an edge in the student council elections two years from now. The battle has already begun!” Teiichi gets a head start on his rivals and takes his first step towards his ambitious goal. But unimaginable conspiracies and challenges await him! Friendships and betrayals abound in the ultimate Battle Royale to outrank each other! The make-or-break “student council election” begins now!!

全国屈指の頭脳を持つ800人のエリート学生達が通う、日本一の超名門・海帝高校。財政界に強力なコネを持ち、海帝でトップ=生徒会長をつとめたものには、将来の内閣入りが確約されているという。時は4月、新学期。大きな野心を持つ男が首席入学を果たす。新1年生・赤場帝一。彼の夢は「総理大臣になって、自分の国を作る」こと。その夢を実現するためには、海帝高校の生徒会長になることが絶対条件。「ライバルを全員蹴落として、必ずここでトップに立つ…そのためならなんでもする…どんな汚いことでも…。2年後の生徒会長選挙で優位に立つには、1年生の時にどう動くかが鍵となる。戦いはもう始まっているのだ!」。誰よりも早く動き始め、野望への第一歩を踏み出した帝一。待ち受けていたものは、想像を絶する罠と試練! 友情と裏切り! 究極の格付けバトルロワイアル! いま、命がけの「生徒会選挙」が幕を開ける!

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THURSDAY, March 22, 7:00 p.m.

JINSEI FRUITS
人生フルーツ
Life is Fruity


むかし、ある建築家が言った。
家は、暮らしの宝石箱でなくてはいけない。

名古屋から快速列車で30分ほどにある愛知県春日井市の高蔵寺ニュータウン。4万5千人が暮らす。その一角に佇むモダンな平屋は、建築家・津端修一さんと妻・英子(ひでこ)さんの家。雑木林の緑に囲まれ、キッチンガーデンでは70種類の野菜と50種類の果実がふたりの手で育てられている。母屋は30畳一間。40年前、修一さんが敬愛する建築家・アントニン・レーモンドの自邸に倣って建てたもの。採れたての野菜や果物を日々の糧に変えるのは英子さん。編み物から機織りまで、英子さんはなんでもこなす。

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TUESDAY, March 27, 7:00 p.m.

OSANAGO WARERANI UMARE
幼な子われらに生まれ
DEAR ETRANGER


Kiyoshi Shigematsu, Naoki Prize winning author of “Tonbi” and “Ryusei Wagon” published a novel entitled “Osanago Warera ni Umare” (We’re Having a Baby) in 1996. The human drama explores the meaning of “family” through the complex relationships between a 44-year-old man, his ex-wife, their daughter who lives with her mother, his current wife, her children from a previous marriage, and a new child they are about to bring into the world. Haruhiko Arai, who is known for his artful depictions of romantic relationships between men and women, will write the screenplay, and Yukiko Mishima, who has cultivated a passionate young female fan base through her work in “Shiawase no Pan”(Bread of Happiness) and “Budou no Namida”(A Drop of Grapevine), will direct the film. Tadanobu Asano who won the 2016 Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor will play the lead with Rena Tanaka. He claims he took on the role because he is, in fact, in his 40’s. The film is a collaborative effort that spans generations and is expected to appeal to a wide age group. While the novel was written 20 years ago, it encourages discussion of relevant and current “family” issues such as married couples with different surnames and gay marriage.

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THURSDAY, March 29, 7:00 p.m.

KOI TO SAYONARA TO HAWAII (94 min) (2017)
恋とさよならとハワイ
Love and Goodbye and Hawaii


Rinko has been living with Isamu, a graduate student, for three years. They have decided to break up, but are still living together. Their current relationship of “more than just friends but not quite lovers” is very comfortable for Rinko, so she hasn’t moved out yet. However, Rinko has realized that she still loves Isamu… One day, Rinko finds out that a young girl who studies with Isamu has feelings for him. And it seems Isamu is also becoming attracted to her. Now, Rinko is faced with a tough decision.

リンコには三年間同棲している、大学院生のイサムという恋人がいる。 だが、二人の関係はすでに良好とは言えず、ついに別れることになり、それぞれ新しい生活を送る決意をした。はずだった。

別れを決意してからの「友達以上恋人未満」の気楽な関係は、リンコにとって想像以上に心地良く、一時期の不仲が嘘のように二人の仲は回復していった。そして生活の変化はダラダラと保留されたまま、同棲生活はいまだに続いていた。そんな日々の中で、リンコは自分の中にまだイサムの事を「好き」という気持ちが残っている事に気付いてしまう。

だがそんな矢先、イサムが後輩の女の子に好意を寄せられている事が発覚する。そして、イサムもその子に気持ちが動いていると知ったリンコは、ついに決断を迫られる。

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