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UNDER THE OPEN SKY

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

“Yakusho is a towering presence delivering his career-best performance”
– Maggie Lee, Variety

Mikami, a middle-aged ex-yakuza, who has spent most of his life in prison for murder, is released and struggles to get a proper job and fit into society. He also hopes to find his long-lost mother, a geisha from whom he was separated as a child. The scarred and tattooed Mikami radiates a simmering undercurrent of rage but at the same time, a naïveté and open-heartedness and brings out the best in the people he encounters. A poignant, touching film directed with great empathy and intelligence. Adapted from Naoki Prize-winning novelist Ryuzo Saki’s Mibuncho.

 


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MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR MIKA NISHIKAWA

 

 

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Director
Miwa Nishikawa
Starring
Koji Yakusho, Taiga Nakano, Masami Nagasawa, Meiko Kaji, Isao Hashizume
Start Date
Runtime
126 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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