July 6, 2009
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International Premiere

© 2008 "Halfway" Film Partners.

Hiro, a high school senior in Hokkaido, is so deeply in love with her boyfriend Shu that she gets dizzy just being near him. But when Hiro discovers that Shu is planning to apply to a university in Tokyo without her, she begs him not to go. This collaboration with famous screenwriter Eriko Kitagawa and master of love stories Shunji Iwai (Love Letter, 1995; All About Lily Chou-Chou, 2001), depicts a precious moment in the lives of these immature yet innocent characters using unscripted dialogue and improvisation.

2009, 85 min., 35mm. Directed by Eriko Kitagawa. With Kii Kitano, Masaki Okada and Takao Osawa.

Part of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, June 30 – July 12, 2009.

$8 Japan Society members

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  • Monday, July 6, 2009
  • 9:00 pm