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Director Daihachi Yoshida in attendance

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A Beautiful Star (美しい星)

 

Runtime: 127 min / 2017
Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Starring: Lily Franky, Kazuya Kamenashi, Ai Hashimoto
Toronto Premiere

A dark and surreal comedy based loosely on a 1962 novel by Yukio Mishima.

A placid TV weather forecaster Osugi is overwhelmed by a strange solar phenomenon and wakes up hours later believing he is an emissary from the League of Solar Planets. His weather broadcasts soon turn into apocalyptic rants that prophesize the impending doom that is climate change. Before long, each family member takes their own conflicting positions on the fate of planet Earth—until a human tragedy pulls them together.

Director Yoshida (Pale MoonThe Kirishima Thing) creates a surreal but relatable narrative combining themes of delusion and desire, set against a backdrop of climate change and sinister politics. A thoughtful and unforgettable film.

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese):  gaga.ne.jp/hoshi

SPECIAL GUEST: DIRECTOR DAIHACHI YOSHIDA
In attendance to introduce his film and take audience questions

 

核時代の人類滅亡の不安を捉えた、三島由紀夫の異色SF小説を、「桐島、部活やめるってよ」の吉田大八監督が映画化。平凡な家族が突如として「宇宙人」として覚醒し、美しい星・地球を救おうと大暴走する様を描く。予報が当たらないことで有名なお天気キャスター・大杉重一郎は、妻や二人の子供達とそれなりの暮らしを送っていた。そんなある日、空飛ぶ円盤と遭遇した重一郎は、自分は地球を救うためにやって来た火星人であることを確信する。さらに息子の一雄が水星人、娘の暁子が金星人として次々と覚醒し、それぞれの方法で世界を救うべく奔走するが…

監督:吉田大八 出演:リリー・フランキー、亀梨和也、橋本愛、中島朋子

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