All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes of Mona Lisa
万能鑑定士 Q モナ リザの瞳 (Bannou Kanteishi Q Mona Riza no Hitomi)
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Co-presentation with the New York Asian Film Festival
The Japanese will always have Paris! In this adaptation of the arch-popular eponymous mystery novel by Keisuke Matsuoka the city of l'art et l'amour provides the gorgeous backdrop for a grand intrigue involving the world's most iconic artistic treasure, the Mona Lisa. Armed with quasi-supernatural powers of deduction and cute-and-sexy librarian good looks, Riko Rinda (Haruka Ayase) is a brilliant appraiser whose "All-Round Appraiser Q" reputation earns the attention of The Louvre as a Mona Lisa exhibition is to be held for the first time in Japan. Accompanied by magazine editor sidekick Yuto Ogasawara (Tori Matsuzaka), she goes to Paris and finds her judgment challenged by the shroud of mystery and threats of theft surrounding the masterpiece as well as the Mona Lisa herself. Minds will be blown, puzzles will be solved, but will a 500-year-old curse be removed? By the director of the GANTZ and LIBRARY WARS blockbusters.
Japan. 2014. 119 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Shinsuke Sato. With Haruka Ayase, Tori Matsuzaka, Eriko Hatsune, Charles Deladonchamps, Hiroaki Murakami.
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2014.
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