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)