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Kako: My Sullen Past
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Kako: My Sullen Past

ふきげんな過去 (Fukigen na Kako)
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Kako: My Sullen Past © 2016 "Kako: My Sullen Past" Film Partners

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North American Premiere

Ah, the wistful summers of near adulthood—or, for high schooler Kako (the ever-amazing Fumi Nikaido), drudging through the humid months of caring for her young niece at her family's sleepy restaurant in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo. However that all changes when her aunt Mikiko (Kyoko Koizumi), thought to have died 18 years ago in an explosive accident, suddenly returns, bringing with her rumors of anti-government terrorist plots, international intrigue and maternal drama. A follow-up to The Extreme Sukiyaki (JAPAN CUTS 2014) by acclaimed playwright, novelist and screenwriter Shiro Maeda, winner of the 52nd Kishida Drama Award and 22nd Yukio Mishima Prize, Kako: My Sullen Past finds Maeda in full control of his cinematic instrument, channeling his characteristic dialogue and parodic cynicism through his wonderful cast and engrossing tale of radical politics and quotidian angst.

2016. 120 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Shiro Maeda. With Kyoko Koizumi, Fumi Nikaido, Kengo Kora, Itsuji Itao, Mochika Yamada.

“Maeda has succeeded in capturing the values and lifestyles of a generation unfettered by the burden of finding meaning in life.” —Performing Arts Network Japan

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2016.
 
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