Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21

MY DAD AND MR. ITO (お父さんと伊藤さん) – MIDWEST PREMIERE

Director: Yuki Tanada

Starring: Juri Ueno, Lily Franky, Tatsuya Fuji

Film Source: Phantom Films Co. Ltd

Japan | 2016 | 119 Minutes | In Japanese w/ English subs | Genre: Drama/Comedy

 

Synopsis: “I am going to live with you and cover my expenses!” Thrown out of his son’s home, an aging father moves in unannounced with his daughter, Aya, and her 20-year older boyfriend, Mr. Ito.  Suddenly, life becomes a crazy threesome!

 

Both funny and searing, the film addresses issues of family and the plight of Japan’s aging, unwanted generation.”—Rob Schwartz, Metropolis.

 

“(Director) Tanada has a comic gift that sets her apart from many of her filmmaking contemporaries, male or female.” – Mark Schilling, The Japan Times.

Director Yuki Tanada cannot be with us at the premiere tonight (Oct 4, 2017, 7 PM), instead she sent us this short clip wishing the festival good luck!  Enjoy! 

Since the screening date coincided with the Mid Autumn Festival, Asian Pop-Up Cinema arranged "moon-cakes" raffles for those attended the screening.  Below are some screenings photos! (photo credits:  Christina Leung)