2009, 120 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Satoko Yokohama. With Kenichi Matsuyama, Kumiko Aso, Seiji Nozoe.
"Very unexpected and magical moments." – Bob Turnbull, J-Film Pow Wow
"The darling of new Japanese cinema, Satoko Yokohama confirms her talent and brilliant originality." – Hawaii International Film Festival
A man’s head sprouts in a cabbage patch as human and vegetable life merge… This fantastical art house tale of love and twisted evolution follows the wanderings of Yojin (superstar Kenichi Matsuyama, of Death Note fame), a young man afflicted with an unnamed but exotic mental handicap. Yojin works with his grandmother on their small organic vegetable farm, organizing his life according to a manic system of alarm clocks and bewildering gulfs of logic. This gently messy existence would continue if not for Miss Machiko, a cute school teacher retreating to the countryside after the decapitation of her philandering boyfriend in a freak traffic accident. Yojin resolves to change his life to earn her love and what results is a truly miraculous turn of events bending not only social norms, but also reason and reality.
Part of Japan Cuts: Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema
$12 / $8 Japan Society members, seniors & students
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- July 7, 2010
- 8:30 pm