Followed by Director Q&A

July 20, 2024
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『 アイスクリームフィーバー』
Aisukurimu Fiba

North American Premiere – Featuring Director Tetsuya Chihara In-Person. Adapted from a short story by award-winning author Mieko Kawakami, this colorful debut by Tetsuya Chihara follows four young women who intersect one summer at a Shibuya ice cream shop where they each find some sweet inspiration. Natsumi (Riho Yoshioka), a designer in a rut working part-time at the shop, becomes entranced by Saho (Serena Motola), a new customer and a writer hiding from public scrutiny. Meanwhile, frequent customer Yu (Marika Matsumoto) is surprised by a visit from her teenage niece Miwa (Kotona Minami) who is in search of her estranged father—Yu’s ex and a source of resentment between Yu and her sister, Miwa’s mother.

Dir. Tetsuya Chihara, 2023, 104 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Riho Yoshioka, Serena Motola, Utaha (Wednesday Campanella), Marika Matsumoto.

Part of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film 2024
July 10—21, 2024

JAPAN CUTS is the largest showcase of contemporary Japanese cinema in North America and an annual highlight of New York’s cinema scene.


Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Anime NYC and Yen Press. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and The John and Miyoko Davey Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family and Friends of Film. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the official Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film. Housing assistance is provided by the Prince Kitano New York, the official hotel sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Saturday, July 20, 2024
  • 12:30 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $24 Nonmembers
  • $17 Members
  • $22 Seniors/Students
  • $22 Person with Disability

Inclusive of fees, where applicable.