Kiba: The Fangs of Fiction
August 26, 2021 7:00 pm
August 28, 2021 4:00 pm
Thursday, August 26, 7 PM
Saturday, August 28, 4 PM
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2021
International Premiere. Amid a power struggle within major publishing company Kunpu, cocky industry operator Akira (Yo Oizumi) gets assigned to lead its failing culture magazine Trinity as editor-in-chief. Enlisting the help of earnest rookie editor Megumi (Mayu Matsuoka), Akira attempts to revitalize Trinity by securing the commitment of a celebrated author, breaking out new literary talent and taking risks—all of which are backed by a new CEO (Koichi Sato) who has his own ideas about Kunpu’s future. Meanwhile, Megumi tries to track down a reclusive genius author while keeping up with the machinations of her crafty boss and their cutthroat industry. A whip-smart, twist-laden workplace comedy anchored by an all-star ensemble cast, the latest by Daihachi Yoshida (The Kirishima Thing, JC 2013) offers a comically cynical look at corporate culture that nevertheless celebrates the tenacity of the underdog.
Dir. Daihachi Yoshida, 2021, 137 min.
Tickets: $15 / $10 members
Image: © 2021 "KIBA: The Fangs of Fiction" Film Partners.
JAPAN CUTS is sponsored by Shiseido Americas.
Additional support is provided by Sapporo U.S.A., Inc.
Japan Society Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Masako H. Shinn, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, David S. Howe, and Masu Hiroshi Masuyama. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.