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ANGRY RICE WIVES

You can watch the film anytime during the festival (June 5th - 27th) however there is 48 hour viewing period after you initially click “play”.

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.

 


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MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR KATSUHIDE MOTOKI

 

 

 

©︎2021「大コメ騒動」製作委員会

 

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Director
Katsuhide Motoki
Starring
Mao Inoue, Takahiro Miura, Shigeru Muroi, Masaki Nakao, Renji Ishibashi
Premiere
Canadian Premiere
Start Date
Runtime
106 min

Admission

$9.99 (incl. tax)

All films available on demand from June 5 to June 27, 2021 in Canada only.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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