JFTFP24: Twilight Cinema Blues

BBFC RatingJFTFP24: Twilight Cinema Blues

Showing: 30 March 2024

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Sat 30 Mar 2024

CertificateNot Rated
Year2022
GenreComedy, Drama
Director(s)JOJO Hideo
LanguageJapanese
CountryJapan
Running Time1HR 39MINS
Extra InfoEnglish Subtitles, Recommended 12A
SeasonThe Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024

This delightful tragicomedy explores self-discovery and the revival of dreams, offering an engaging tale of human connection and resilience.

KONDO (KOIDE Keisuke), a penniless young man who returns to his hometown of Ginpei-cho, encounters SATO (UNO Shohei), a movie enthusiast living on the streets. This chance meeting leads KONDO to take up a part-time job at a small independent cinema facing crisis, especially after the pandemic.

As he interacts with the theatre’s staff and their quirky regular customers, including a projectionist, struggling actors, musicians, and a dreamy middle-schooler with a passion for films, KONDO begins to reflect on his own past.

Director JOJO Hideo has become one of the most prolific and notable filmmakers in Japan, and his works, including this one, were featured at 2023’s Tokyo International Film Festival.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024: Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema, is organised by the Japan Foundation, with Major Support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU, Athletia, Clearspring and Pentel.jftfp24logos.jpg