2018  Sacramento Japanese Film Festival-Festival Pass

2018 Sacramento Japanese Film Festival-Festival Pass

MUMON: THE LAND OF STEALTH
Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
The ninja, experts in warfare, have conflicts with the samurai. Mumon, a ninja, fights in order to keep a promise he made to his bride, Okuni. Dagger fighting with 2 daggers and spectacular sword play. Based on the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600. (2017, 120 minutes Japanese w/English subtitles.)

SISTERS OF THE GION Director: Kenji Mizoguch
Two Geishas are sisters in Kyoto. Omocha is modern and fickle with her patron. Umekichi is traditional and faithful to hers. We see the forces which kept women on the bottom rung of the social and economic ladder in Japan. (1936, 69 minutes, Black & White, Japanese w/ English subtitles.)

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Suzu Urano is a 19 year old bride living in Kure, a small town near Hiroshima during the last days of WW11. Her young husband is away fighting in the final defense of Japan. A moving coming of age story. 2017 Japanese Academy Award, Best Animation Film. (2016,129 minutes, Japanese w/English subtitles)

OH! LUCY Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Setsuko has a dead-end job. She takes an English class. The instructor John, gives the students English names and wigs. Setsuko’s name is Lucy; her wig is blond. John leaves for home, and Setsuko follows him to Los Angeles. (95 minutes, Japanese w/English subtitles.)


AFTER THE STORM Director: Hirokazu Kore’eda
Ryota, failed novelist and gambling addict, raids his mother’s home for things to sell. He is behind in alimony and child support payments to his ex-wife who is making a life for herself and their son. 2017 On Line Film Critics Society Award for Best Non-English Film (2016,118 minutes, Japanese w/English subtitles)

TOKYO FAMILY Director: Yoji Yamada
An old, married couple, Shukichi and Tomiko come to Tokyo to see their three adult children; a doctor, a beauty salon owner, and a theater set designer. The children are very busy and give their parents a holiday at a resort. 2013 Winner,Golden Spike, Valladoid International Film Festival.

THE ITO SISTERS Director, Documentarian: Antonia Grace Glenn
Glenn’s film is the story of 3 Nisei sisters, Natsuye, Haruye, and Hideko, who were born on a farm in the Sacramento Delta. The film is a treasure with old photos, film, and three remarkable women whose lives spanned the years from the 2006 San Francisco Earthquake to our present time. 2017, 82 minutes.

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