CHICAGO PREMIERE Wednesday, April 5th 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois Street)
THE PROJECTS (Danchi 団地)
Director: Junji Sakamoto
Starring: Naomi Fujiyama, Ittoku Kishibe, Michiyo Okusu, Takumi Saito
Film Source: Kino Films Co., Ltd.
Japan | 2016 | 103 Minutes | In Japanese with English subtitles | Genre: Comedy, Drama | Blu-ray
Synopsis: Hinako and Seiji had managed an herbal pharmacy until the unexpected death of their son. They closed up the pharmacy and moved to the housing project where a mysterious guy visits them for a medication. One day, Seiji disappears and soon rumors start up among this small community.
Director's Bio: Junji Sakamoto was born in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture in 1958. Made his directing debut in 1989 with the film ‘Dotsuitarunen’, winning the new face award in the Minister of Education Awards for Fine Arts and the Directors Guild of Japan’s new director award, as well as the Blue Ribbon best film award. In 2000, he won the Japanese Academy’s best director award, the Mainichi Film Awards’ best Japanese film prize, the Hochi Film award’s Best picture and many others, for his hit film ‘Face’, starring Naomi Fujiyama.
“If you’re one for the zanier elements of Japanese cinema this is one that should be on your ‘to see’ list this year.” – Movie Buzzers
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