Film – Virtual Cinema: Three by Koji Fukada
Mikio Kobayashi lives quietly with his wife, daughter, and divorced sister in downtown Tokyo, where xenophobic neighbors insist on them participating in community meetings, and the most exciting thing to happen is the disappearance of a pet parrot. But one day Kagawa appears, claiming to be the son of a financier who once helped Kobayashi’s company. In return for his family’s past help, Kagawa requests to move in, and Kobayashi’s quiet lifestyle is quickly forgotten when Kagawa invites his Brazilian (or is she Bosnian?) wife and a myriad of eclectic and foreign visitors to join him in the cramped apartment. The Kobayashis are comically tossed about in confusion as Kagawa and his associates run amuck in their home. Kagawa, with the help of his visitors, manages to reveal old secrets and stir up the monotony of Mikio’s former life with affairs, blackmail and rampant youthful partying. (Film Movement)
“A marvelous tension between a prim comedy of manners and unbridled slapstick."
Director Koji Fukada. 2009. 95 min. Starring Kiki Sugino, Bryerly Long and Kanji Furutachi.
Part of Virtual Cinema: Three by Koji Fukada
Tickets: $3.99 for 3-day rental.
Special offer: Rent all three films in this series together for $20 (7-day rental).
- September 18, 2020 – November 8, 2020