March Movie Night: The Long Excuse

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March Movie Night: The Long Excuse
March 30, 2017
February 4, 2017

The Long Excuse

Directed by Miwa Nishikawa, starring Masahiro Motoki Celebrity author Sachio and his supportive wife Natsuko have an amicable marriage that lacks passion. While Natsuko dies in a bus accident, Sachio is in bed with a younger woman. Forced to play the role of a grieving widower in front of media, he is more shocked by his emotional disconnect to her death. Unable to muster any genuine sadness for his wife’s passing, he’s at a loss for how to proceed with his life. Eventually he meets Yoichi, whose wife perished in the same bus accident. Unlike Sachio, Yoichi is devastated and in denial. For unfathomable reasons Sachio volunteers to help take care of Yoichi’s children while their father is out working long hours as a truck driver. He discovers the pleasure of being useful, and his own existence takes on new meaning. Written and directed by Miwa Nishikawa this touching drama received huge applause at the Toronto International Film Festival and Rome Film Festival. Featuring stellar


人気小説家の津村啓こと衣笠幸夫(本木雅弘)の妻で美容院を 経営している夏子(深津絵里)は、バスの事故によりこの世を去 ってしまう。しかし夫婦には愛情はなく、幸夫は悲しむことがで きない。 そんなある日、幸夫は夏子の親友で旅行中の事故で共に 命を落としたゆき(堀内敬子)の夫・大宮陽一(竹原ピストル) に会う。その後幸夫は、大宮の家に通い、幼い子供たちの面倒 を見ることになる。

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Ticket: $10 (JCCC Member); $12 (General)