Friday, Sept 27, 2019, 7 PM @ Midwest Buddhist Temple

BENTO HARASSMENT (今日も嫌がらせ弁当) | Chicago Premiere

Japan | 2019 | 106Minutes | Blu-ray | In Japanese w/ English subtitles 

Genre: Family/Comedy/School/Drama 

Director and Screenwriter: Tsukamoto Renpei

Starring: Ryoko Shinohara, Kiyoko Yoshine, Rena Matsui, Kanta Sato / Ryuta Sato

Film Source: Pony Canyon Tokyo

Kaori raises her high school-age daughter Futaba as a single mother. Her daughter is in her rebellious phase and ignores her mother. Kaori decides to take measures to communicate with her daughter and also get some “revenge”. Kaori creates messages in her daughter’s bento meals.

“Based on a real-life blog by a real-life Kaori that rose to No. 1 on the Ameba hosting site, the opening scenes of Bento Harassment offer fresh twists on the perennial theme of inter-generational strife as well as on familiar foodie movie tropes.” – Mark Schilling, the Japan Times.

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We thank the Consulate-General of Japan and their Japan Information Center’s generous support partially supporting the general operating costs associated with the Japanese Films presentation. With his particular screening, we appreciate the collaboration opportunity with The Midwest Buddhist Temple!