Women on the Edge
ぎりぎりの女たち (Giri Giri no Onnatachi)
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Focus on Post 3.11 Cinema
North American Premiere
Preceded by a screening of We Are All Radioactive
Few filmmakers were capable of coming up with an original response to the disaster on March 11, 2011 but Masahiro Kobayashi found a personal way. He invited three actresses to his family home in the disaster-stricken area. Women on the Edge has four leads--three actresses and a house in the countryside tarnished by the disaster. However, in the house's immediate surroundings everything seems normal. The three actresses play the sisters Takako (Watanabe Makiko), Nobuko (Nakamura Yuko) and Satomi (Fujima Miho). The sisters, who haven't seen each other for 10 years, have a frosty relationship and their reunion is unplanned. The desolate landscape after the disaster exacerbates the mood.
Japan. 2011. 101 min., HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Masahiro Kobayashi. With Miho Fujima, Yuko Nakamura, Makiko Watanabe.
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012
$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students
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