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Screening preceded by Tsukasa Kishimoto's short film Kerama Blue

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Miko Girl (巫女っちゃけん)

 

Runtime: 98 min / 2018
Director: Su-Yeon Gu
Starring:  Alice Hirose, Taiki Yamaguchi, Megumi, Lily Franky, Naoko Iijima
North American Premiere

Shiwasu works as a Miko (shrine maiden) at the shrine where her father is chief priest. Her mother has long ago abandoned the family. Shiwasu is bright but directionless and nurses a very bad attitude. One night, as she walks around the shrine, she discovers and captures 5-year-old Kenta trying to commit arson. She soon discovers he has fled an abusive mother and her boyfriend. Shiwasu decides to help and in doing so finds her own sense of purpose.

Su-Yeon Gu’s light-hearted comedy-drama featuring gorgeous scenery and a charismatic central performance from Alice Hirose.

Official Website and Trailer (in Japanese): mikomovie.com

未来に夢も希望もないまま就職活動中のしわす(広瀬アリス)は、父親(リリー・フランキー)が宮司を務める神社で巫女のアルバイトをしている。幼い頃に母(飯島直子)が家を出ていったことがトラウマになっており何かにつけ反発していた。そんな中、神社ではボヤ騒ぎや賽銭や食べ物の盗難などトラブルが相次ぐ。ある日、夜中の境内を見回りしていたしわすは、社殿に隠れていた5歳の少年・健太を(山口太幹)を捕まえるが…… 広瀬アリスの好演で、悲惨な内容なのに暖かく元気な気持ちにしてくれる。

監督:グ・スーヨン 出演:広瀬アリス、山口太幹、MEGUMI、リリー・フランキー、飯島直子

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