Sayonara, Girls.

July 13, 2024
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Shojo wa Sotsugyo Shinai

North American Premiere. With graduation around the corner, a group of students at Shimada High School in Yamanashi Prefecture spend their final days processing their time together and the future ahead knowing that the school building will soon be demolished: Tokyo-bound Kyoko (Rina Komiyama) considers the boyfriend she will leave behind; Shiori (Tomo Nakai) seeks to overcome her debilitating shyness; music club leader Yuki (Rina Ono) manages the drama of the graduation concert; and Manami (Yuumi Kawai) wrestles with past trauma while preparing to deliver the school’s farewell speech. Led by an impressive cast of young actresses, Shun Nakagawa’s poignant feature debut deftly captures the bittersweet sensitivity of adolescence. 

Dir. Shun Nakagawa, 2022, 120 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Yuumi Kawai, Rina Komiyama, Tomo Nakai, Rina Ono.

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.

Image: © Ryo Asai/SHUEISHA, 2023 “SHOJO WA SOTSUGYO SHINAI” Film Partners.

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 13, 2024
  • 12:30 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $20 Nonmembers
  • $14 Members
  • $18 Seniors/Students
  • $18 Person with Disability

Inclusive of fees, where applicable.