ANGRY RICE WIVES
Based on a true historical event, the film tells the story of regular housewives who dare to stand up to protect their families during the 1918 rice riots.
Ito lives in a coastal village in Toyama with her husband and 3 children. During the summer the husbands of the village must travel to distant prefectures to catch fish. Left to fend for themselves, Ito and the other fishermen’s wives carry heavy bales of rice to the shore for transfer to waiting boats. Their daily wages are barely enough to buy rice and when the prices start to rise, the women of the village rise up against the powers that be.
A serious uplifting drama, undercut with humour, and featuring great performances, especially from Mao Inoue as the fiery, determined Ito.
MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR KATSUHIDE MOTOKI