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2017 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

SHORTS: JAPANESE NARRATIVES-NIHONGO STORIES OF JAPAN

113 mins

SHORTS: JAPANESE NARRATIVES-NIHONGO STORIES OF JAPAN

Village East Cinema
July 28, 2017 7:00 pm

Description

This program features the very best of shorts submitted from Japan. Highlighting stories of everything from two strangers falling in love after a suicide attempt to the adventures of four young school girls, this eclectic collection provides a wonderfully unique range of perspectives from a rich culture. 

Screening made possible by: Japan Society; Japanese American Association of NY, Japan Culture NYC

In This Program


  1. MY BIRD

    Toshiyuki Ichihara / Japan, UK / 32 mins
    Secluded deep within a forest, a middle-aged bird watcher named Doi happens to save a girl from a suicide attempt. Despite their significant age difference, the two start developing feelings for each other. But they soon must decide whether their relationship can ever escape the forest.

  2. SO, WE DRAW GOLDFISHES

    Makoto Nagahisa / Japan / 2016 / 28 mins
    SO, WE DRAW GOLDFISHES takes a look into the lives of four 15-year-old girls living mundane lives in a conservative town. One summer day, they release 400 goldfish in a swimming pool at a secondary school, providing entertainment that reveals much about the confinement they experience.

  3. BORN BONE BOOM

    Gori / Japan / 20 mins
    Hitoshi has just returned to his hometown island of Aguni Shima, Japan with his new wife, Yuko. Though the trip was thought to be for Yuko to meet Hiroshi's family, it is revealed his true purpose is to participate for the “senkotsu” ceremony – Aguni Shimi’s continuing custom of cleansing the bone of the dead.

  4. NO SONG TO SING

    Lukasz Gasiorowski / Japan / 24 mins
    A professional femme fatale enjoys selling fantasies to lonely men, but when she becomes caught in the web of her own deceptions, she finds herself unable to pay the price of her own merchandise.

Dates & Times

SHORTS: JAPANESE NARRATIVES-NIHONGO STORIES OF JAPAN

Village East Cinema
July 28, 2017 7:00 pm