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Screening preceded by Takahiro Nakamura's short BODY PAINTER

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A BANANA? AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT?
(こんな夜更けにバナナかよ 愛しき実話)

 

Sunday June 9 @ 4pm
Runtime: 120 min / 2018
Director: Tetsu Maeda
Starring:  Yo Oizumi, Mitsuki Takahata, Haruma Miura, Mieko Harada, Makiko Watanabe
North American Premiere

Yasuaki Shikano lives with muscular dystrophy and conducts his busy life from a wheelchair, recruiting volunteers from the medical hospital to cater to his every whim. He is self-centered and talkative yet his infectious energy and free-spirit affects all the people around him. He also falls in love easily and develops a crush on rookie volunteer Misaki. He asks his friend Hisashi to write a love letter for him, not realizing Misaki is Hisashi’s girlfriend.

Yo Oizumi’s central performance is affecting, funny and often emotionally raw. This hit film is based on a true story and Kazufumi Watanabe’s popular novel.

Screening preceded by Takahiro Nakamura‘s short BODY PAINTER.

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese):  bananakayo.jp
You may purchase at Ticketweb, or at JCCC Reception, 416-441-2345.

大宅壮一ノンフィクション賞と講談社ノンフィクション賞を受賞した原作をもとに、筋ジストロフィーを患いながらも自立を目指し、夢や欲望に忠実に生きた実在の人物・鹿野靖明さんを描いた人間ドラマ。

体が不自由な鹿野(大泉洋)の家で、北海道の医学生・田中(三浦春馬)はボランティアとして働く。大勢のボランティアに支えられながら一人暮らしをしている鹿野は、わがままだが、おしゃべりで自由な性格で周りの人々に愛されていた。美咲(高畑充希)が田中のカノジョとは知らずに恋心を抱いた鹿野は、早速美咲にアプローチをかけるが…。

監督:前田哲    出演:大泉洋、高畑充希、三浦春馬、萩原聖人、渡辺真起子

© 2018 “A Banana? At This Time of Night?” Film Partners