N.A. Premiere. The latest from Akiko Ohku (My Sweet Grappa Remedies, JC 2020; Tremble All You Want, JC 2018) steps away from the director’s singular heroines to offer a wildly entertaining ensemble piece. When Akihito and Haruka decide to tie the knot, little do they know of the impending chaos to follow when the wedding guests—each with their own set of motivations, passions and backstories—begin to use the wedding for their own means, threatening to derail a “perfect wedding.” The colorful cast of Wedding High take on the wedding as an opportunity for reinvention and self-discovery, with the event becoming a catalyst for everyone present to live out their dreams and aspirations, however big or small they might be.
Followed by a post-screening discussion and Q&A with director Ohku, and an opening night party.
Dir. Akiko Ohku, 2022, 117 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Ryoko Shinohara, Tomoya Nakamura, Nagisa Sekimizu.
Part of the ACA Cinema Project, The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond
November 11—20, 2022
Image: © 2022 Wedding High Film Partners
ACA Cinema Project, The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond is Co-presented by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. 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, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.
- Friday, November 11, 2022
- 7:00 pm
- In-Person Event
- Reserved Tickets