Sunday, July 15, 2012
Focus on Post 3.11 Cinema
Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival
Closing film of the New York Asian Film Festival/JAPAN CUTS co-presentations!
Preceded by a screening of We Are All Radioactive
Drawing on a short story from Kotaro Isaka's omnibus Fish Story, this is the fourth film directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura from a work by the bestselling author. Set in Sendai, a northern city devastated by the March 11 catastrophe, Chips addresses life in Japan after the tsunami with delightfully offhand black humor while focusing on two men whose lives are both parallel and poles apart--one a star professional baseball player and the other a burglar, both with manifold invisible threads of fate connecting their lives.
Japan. 2012. 68 min., HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura. With Gaku Hamada, Fumino Kimura, Nao Omori, Eri Ishid, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Mayu Matsuoka, Ryohei Abe.
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012
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