Flying Colors

July 24, 2016
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New York Premiere

Special video introduction by singer-songwriter Emi Meyer

This smash-hit comedic drama stars newcomer Kasumi Arimura as Sayaka, a ditzy high school material girl who is unexpectedly encouraged by an overly-optimistic and unconventional cram school teacher (Atsushi Ito) to apply for admission to one of the toughest universities in Japan–a prospect that her friends and family initially laugh off. Inspired to reach her goal and prove a point, Sayaka completely throws herself to the task at hand, burying herself in textbooks and sacrificing her social life along the way. Based on a true story, Nobuhiro Doi’s whip-smart direction effortlessly hits all the sweet spots in delivering what could easily be considered Japan’s winking response to Legally Blonde.

Flying Colors was the winner of the inaugural JAPAN CUTS Audience Award! (Pictured below: Director Nobuhiro Doi and producer Atsushi Nasuda)

2015. 117 min. HDCAM, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Nobuhiro Doi. With Kasumi Arimura, Atsushi Ito, Shuhei Nomura, Tetsushi Tanaka, Yo Yoshida.

Winner, 2016 Japan Academy Prize for Rookie of the Year (Kasumi Arimura).

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2016.

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