And Your Bird Can Sing

And Your Bird Can Sing

きみの鳥はうたえる (Kimi no Tori wa Utaeru)

Monday, July 22, 2019


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North American Premiere

A bookstore part-timer (Tasuku Emoto) who shares a cramped apartment with an equally lackadaisical friend (Shota Sometani) strikes up a low-stakes love affair with his co-worker (Shizuka Ishibashi) during a lazy summer in Hakodate. The three twenty-somethings happily stumble through low-key clubs and late-night konbini runs, but when carefree attachment shifts to romantic infatuation, their easy friendship destabilizes and prompts them to reach for something to hold onto. Sho Miyake’s update of the 1982 novel by Yasushi Sato (author of The Light Shines Only There) offers a subtle critique of hipster culture while attaining the breezy style of the film’s titular Beatles Revolver track.

2018. 106 min. Directed by Sho Miyake. With Tasuku Emoto, Shizuka Ishibashi, Shota Sometani, Makiko Watanabe.

Best Actor, Tasuku Emoto, 92nd Kinema Junpo Awards

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2019

Tickets: $15/$12 students, seniors & persons with disability/$10 Japan Society members

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