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THE HOUSE WHERE THE MERMAID SLEEPS (人魚の眠る家)

 

Saturday June 15 @ 1pm
Runtime: 120 min / 2018
Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Starring: Ryoko Shinohara, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Kentaro Sakaguchi
North American Premiere

Kaoruko and Kazuaki have two children and a troubled marriage. One day, their daughter drowns in a local swimming pool and the doctor informs them that she is brain dead with little chance to recover. The couple has two choices: to donate Mizuho’s organs to others in need, or to wait until Mizuho’s heart stops beating. Their agonizing choice is further complicated when a young doctor arrives with an unusual new technology that may save her.

Shinohara was nominated for the Japanese Academy Award for her searing central performance. A powerful and thought-provoking drama based on Shingo Higashino’s best-selling novel.

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

人気作家・東野圭吾のベストセラーを映画化し、篠原涼子と西島秀俊が映画初共演を果たしたミステリー。

二人の子どもを持つ播磨薫子(篠原涼子)とIT機器メーカーを経営する夫・和昌(西島秀俊)は現在別居中で、娘の小学校受験が終わったら離婚する約束していた。だがある日、娘の瑞穂がプールで溺れ、意識不明の状態に陥ってしまう。生かしておくか、このまま死を待つかの選択を迫られた夫婦は、和昌の会社の最先端技術を駆使して前例のない延命治療を開始するが、そのことが次第に彼らの運命の歯車を狂わせていく。

監督:堤幸彦 『20世紀少年』『TRICK』
出演:篠原涼子、西島秀俊、坂口健太郎

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