Three-time Japan Academy prize-winning actress Kiki Kilin will be in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 6-7 for the special preview of An, one of two movies that features her in this year’s Japanese Film Festival lineup. The other film is After the Storm.
You can win a pair of invitations to the event! Watch the An trailer at youtube.com/watch?v=QJnLW_tTgAE, and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to one question and one slogan, as well as your contact details.
QUESTION: What food item does Sentaro sell at his stand? a) Teriyaki b) Dorayaki c) Yakitori
SLOGAN (can be in English or Japanese): I want to meet KIKI Kilin because… (in no more than 20 words)
Contest ends Aug 29, 2016, by 4.30pm. Winners will be notified on Sept 1. The event is on Sept 7, 10.30am-1.30pm at GSC Midvalley.
The movies include: After the Storm, directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu, 2016 — Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, divorced father Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. Renewing contact with his estranged family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to get in his son’s good graces — until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
An, d. KAWASE Naomi, 2015 — Introverted Sentaro runs a tiny dorayaki (red bean pancake) stand in the suburbs of Tokyo. His business and life is reinvigorated after he hires the 76-year-old Tokue, who holds a mysterious communion with nature and uncanny skills for making red bean paste. As profits come pouring in and time passes, Sentaro and Tokue open their hearts to reveal old wounds and painful secrets.
The Boy and the Beast, Animation, d. HOSODA Mamoru, 2015 — A young street urchin stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, where he is taken in by a gruff warrior in search of the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, the two begin training together and form a bond as surrogate father and son. Their friendship soon hangs in the balance as both the human and beast dimensions threaten to descend into chaos.
Creepy, d. KUROSAWA Kiyoshi, 2016. This thriller is about police detective Takakura who quits active duty after narrowly escaping an attempt on his life. He becomes a lecturer. Unable to resist old habits, he finds himself investigating an unsolved case of a missing family. As he digs deeper, he begins to suspect his next-door neighbour might somehow be involved.
The Magnificent Nine, d. NAKAMURA Yoshihiro, 2016 — The residents of an 18th-century town eke out a miserable existence: mired in poverty, forced into manual labour and heavily in debt to their feudal lord. That is until a plucky band of business owners and farmers hatch an ingenious plot to turn their fortunes around—at the risk of losing their lives.
The Mohican Comes Home, d. OKITA Shuichi, 2016 — After years of trying to make it in Tokyo as a punk rocker, deadbeat Eikichi returns to his hometown with girlfriend in tow to share the news of her pregnancy. What was supposed to be a brief sojourn instead turns into a lengthy stay as he struggles to please his disapproving father, who has developed terminal cancer.