Eiga Sai 2013 Japanese Film Festival Movie Schedule Ayala Center Cebu

Eiga-sai-2013-Japanese-film-festival

Ayala Center Cinema, Cebu City

Date & Time

AUGUST 7 (WEDNESDAY)
About Her Brother (126 mins) 7:00 pm
AUGUST 8 (THURSDAY)
Confessions (106 mins) 7:00 pm
AUGUST 9 (FRIDAY)
Parade (115 mins) 7:00 pm
AUGUST 10 (SATURDAY)
Japan, Our Homeland (96 mins) 1:30 pm
Mai Mai Miracle (93 mins) 4:30 pm
Dear Doctor (127 mins) 7:00 pm
AUGUST 11 (SUNDAY)
Rinco’s Restaurant (119 mins) 1:30 pm
– 4:30 PM – 2 (146 mins) 4:30 PM

Movie synopsis, cast, etc

About Her Brother

おとうと (Ototo)

2010 | 126 min | Drama , Children/Family, Feature | Color | 35mm |
Cinema Scope (1:2.35) | Dolby Digital | English | Shochiku

Director: Yamada Yoji
Producer: Fukasawa Hiroshi, Yamamoto Ichiro,
Tamura Kenichi
Cast: Yoshinaga Sayuri (Takano Ginko), Shofukutei
Tsurube (Tanno Tetsuro), Aoi Yu (Takano Koharu),
Kase Ryo (Nagata Toru), Kobayashi Nenji (Tanno
Shohei)
Screenplay: Yamada Yoji, Hiramatsu Emiko
Cinematography: Chikamori Masashi
Music: Tomita Isao Music
Production Design: Degawa Mitsuo

Synopsis:
Master filmmaker Yamada Yoji, known for his humanistic films, directs his first contemporary
feature in ten years. Paying homage to Ichikawa Kon’s film of the same title,
the film presents a heartwarming depiction of the bond between a hard-working older
sister and her younger brother, a failed performer. Widowed young, Ginko (Yoshinaga
Sayuri) runs a pharmacy and lives with her daughter, Koharu (Aoi Yu), and her motherin-
law, Kinuyo (Kato Haruko). Koharu was to marry a distinguished doctor; and, out of
the blue, Ginko’s long lost brother, Tetsuro (Shofukutei Tsurube), showed up drunk at
the wedding; thus, ruined the occasion.

ALWAYS – Sunset on Third Street – 2

ALWAYS 続・三丁目の夕日 (ALWAYS -Zoku Sancho-me no Yuhi)


2007 | 146 Min | Drama, Feature | Color | 35mm | English | Always -Sunset On Third Street- 2 Film Partners, Ntv, Robot, Shogakukan, Vap, Toho, Dentsu, Ytv, Yomiuri Shimbun, Shirogumi, Imagica
Director: Yamazaki Takashi
Producer: Ando Chikahiro, Yamagiwa Shinpei,
Takahashi Nozomu, Kurata Takaya
Cast: Yoshioka Hidetaka (Chagawa Ryunosuke),
Tsutsumi Shinichi (Suzuki Norifumi),
Koyuki (Ishizaki Hiromi)
Executive Producer: Abe Shuji, Okuda Seiji
Original Story: Saigan Ryohei
Screenplay: Kosawa Ryota, Yamazaki Takashi
Music: Sato Naoki
Cinematography: Shibasaki Kozo
Production Design: Jojo Anri

Synopsis:
A sequel to ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street (ALWAYS Sancho-me no Yuhi), an empathic
drama set in the Showa era. Direction, script and VFX are again by Yamazaki
Takashi, as in the first part. The full use of VFX to realistically recreate the street
scenes of the Showa era was well talked about in the first part. This sequel shows
Nihombashi and Haneda airport recreated as in those days.
Spring of 1959. Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) still thinks of Hiromi (Koyuki) who took
off without a word, while living with Junnosuke(Suga Kenta), a boy Hiromi left in his
care. At Suzuki Auto, where Suzuki Norifumi (Tsutsumi Shinichi) and his wife Tomoe
(Yakushimaru Hiroko) live, Mutsuko (Horikita Maki) is established enough to be on her
own. Then the Suzukis gain a new family member – their relatives’ daughter whom
they are going to look after. As for Chagawa, Junnosuke’s biological father, Kawabuchi,
comes to take back his son. In order to keep Junnosuke with him, the father imposes
conditions upon him to give the boy a decent life. To secure a stable life and to prove
himself to Hiromi, Chagawa starts writing again to win the Akutagawa award, a once
abandoned hope.

Confessions

告白 (Kokuhaku)


2010 | 106 Min | Drama, Children/Family, Feature | Color | 35mm | Cinema Scope (1:2.35) | Dolby
Digital | English | Toho, Hakuhodo Dy Media Partners, Faith Wonderworks, Licri, Futabasha,
Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Yahoo! Japan, Tsutaya Group

Director: Nakashima Tetsuya
Producer: Ishida Yuji, Suzuki Yutaka, Kubota Yoshihiro
Cast: Matsu Takako (Moriguchi Yuko),
Okada Masaki (Terada Yoshiki),
Kimura Yoshino (Student’s Mother)
Original Story: Minato Kanae
Screenplay: Nakashima Tetsuya
Cinematography: Ato Shoichi, Ozawa Atsushi
Production Design: Kuwashima Towako

Synopsis:
Nakashima Tetsuya, director of Kamikaze Girls (Shimotsuma Monogatari) and Memories
of MATSUKO (Kiraware Matsuko no Issho) discards his distinctive flashy and comical
style and ventures into new territory with this more somber piece, based on Minato
Kanae’s mystery novel. The film has been selected as Japan’s entry for the 83rd Academy
Awards’ Foreign Language Film. Moriguchi Yuko (Matsu Takako) is a junior high
school teacher who has lost a daughter. She has reason to believe that the murderer
is among her students so she announces to the class her intentions to avenge her
daughter’s death. A punishment beyond anyone’s imagination awaits the killer…

Castle Under Fiery Skies

火天の城 (Katen no Shiro

 


2009 | 139 Min | Drama, Action | Color | 35mm | English | Castle Under Fiery Skies
Production Committee

Director: Tanaka Mitsutoshi
Producer: Shindo Junichi, Fujita Shigeki
Cast: Nishida Toshiyuki (Okabe Mataemon), Fukuda
Saki (Okabe Rin), Shiina Kippei (Oda Nobunaga),
Otake Shinobu (Okabe Tazu)
Script: Yokota Yoshia
Based On The Novel By: Yamamoto Kenichi
Cinematography: Hamada Takeshi
Music: Iwashiro Taro
Production Design: Nishioka Yoshinobu

Synopsis:
The story takes place in 1576. After defeating his greatest enemy, the Takeda clan,
in the Battle of Nagashino in 1575, Oda Nobunaga (Kippei Shiina) aspires to build an
enormous castle on Mount Azuchi, overlooking Lake Biwa, as a symbol of his efforts
to unite the country. As architect and chief master of the project, Nobunaga chooses
Mataemon Okabe (Toshiyuki Nishida), a temple carpenter from Atsuta.
The construction steadily advances under Mataemon’s guidance. However, the path to
completion of the greatest castle of all time is mined with obstacles.

Japan, Our homeland


2006 | 96 Min | Animation | Color | 35mm/DVD | English | Wao Corporation All Rights
Reserved
Director: Nishizawa Akio
Producer: Murakami Masahiro, Nishizawa Masae
Cast: Naoya Sekine (Akira Yanagisawa),
Maika Kawagushi (Shizu Miyanaga),
Subaru Kimura (Gonji “Gon” Abe),
Sayaka Hanamura (Ms. Rieko Sakamoto)
Screenplay: Nishizawa Akio
Editor: Goto Soji
Music: Kuriya Makoto

In the late 1950s, Japan was in a state of recovery from the ravages of the war—developing
its economy. In downtown Tokyo, children always played outdoors until sunset and
were awaited warmly at home by their families. Akira is an ordinary boy—naïve and
serious; Gon is the boss; and, Hakase is a genius.
One spring, a new female music teacher and a pretty girl—Shizu, who likes to sing
join their class. They decide to join a singing competition in school; ‘DOYO’ (Japanese
children’s songs) was their choice and they practice well. However, some boys in the
school are found shoplifting; as a result, the class is forced to withdraw from the
singing competition… But somehow, Akira and his classmates try to re-enter the
competition.
There was a strong will to realize Ms. Sakamoto’s wish and Shizu’s dream to become a
singer.

Dear Doctor

ディア・ドクター (Dear Doctor)

2009 | 90 Min | Drama, Feature | Color | 35mm | American Vista (1:1.85) | Dolby Digital |
English | Engine Network
Director: Nishikawa Miwa
Producer: Kato Yoshihiro
Cast: Shofukutei Tsurube (Ino Osamu), Eita (Souma
Keisuke), Yo Kimiko (Otake Kotomi),
Igawa Haruka (Daughter), Yachigusa Kaoru (Kazuko),
Kagawa Teruyuki (Salesman)
Original Story: Nishikawa Miwa
Screenplay: Nishikawa Miwa
Cinematography: Yanagijima Katsumi
Production Design: Mitsumatsu Keiko

Synopsis:
The third film from Nishikawa Miwa, whose previous film Sway garnered many domestic
film awards and gained attention at the Cannes film festival. A novel she herself
wrote, bated on the idea of this film, was nominated for the Naoki Prize. This sincere,
humanistic drama takes a scalpel to the timely theme of rural medical treatment
against a beautiful pastoral backdrop. Rakugo storyteller Shofukutei Tsurube, gives a
highly empathetic performance in his first lead role, as a medical practitioner (Dr. Ino)
beloved by the mountain village residents. Dr. Ino suddenly vanishes after meeting
with a terminal patient; and, his identity puzzled the villagers.
Premiere:
International Premiere: The World Film Festival Montreal 2009

KAMUI

カムイ外伝 (Kamui Gaiden)