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WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY! III  – MY WIFE, MY LIFE
(妻よ薔薇のように  家族はつらいよIII

 

Saturday June 8 @ 1pm
Runtime:  123 min / 2018
Director:  Yoji Yamada
Starring: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yu Aoi, Tomoko Nakajima, Shozo Hayashiya
Canadian Premiere 

In this fast-paced and whimsical comedy from the great Yoji Yamada (Twilight Samurai, Tora-san series), marital strife again visits Tokyo’s loving but mildly dysfunctional Hirata family.

The home is burgled and daughter-in-law Fumie’s secret “rainy day fund” is stolen. Husband Konosuke accuses her of siphoning cash from the housekeeping budget and brands her a thief. Fumie storms out and it soon becomes clear that she was the orchestrator of the house and all its routines. The men are hopeless and the Hirata household is soon thrown into hilarious chaos once again.

Wise, very funny and emotionally engaging, Yamada again proves to be one of Japan’s finest and most consistent filmmakers.

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

三世代が同居する平田家。平田家に泥棒が入り、長男(西村まさ彦)の妻(夏川結衣)が隠していたへそくりが盗まれる。へそくりをしていたことに怒る幸之助の気遣いの無い言葉にそれまでの不満が爆発した史枝は家を出してしまう。家事を担当していた彼女がいなくなり平田家は大混乱。身体の具合の悪い幸之助の母(吉行和子)に代わり、父(橋爪功)が掃除、洗濯、炊事などに挑戦するが、慣れない家事に四苦八苦するばかり…。家族揃って史枝のありがたみをつくづく実感するも、史枝が戻ってくる気配は一向にない。そこで緊急の家族会議が始まるが…

監督:山田洋次
出演:橋爪功、吉行和子、西村雅彦、妻夫木聡、蒼井優、中嶋朋子、林家正蔵

© 2018 “What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life” Film Partners