""Twice Bombed, Twice Survived", two movies about people bombed twice by U.S.atomic bombs both in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in August, 1945 will be screened today on April 16, 2011 in Irvine. Please check the schedule and location at its homepage.
今回の映画祭の収益は、すべて震災被害に遭われた地区へ寄付されるそうです。 All the profits from the movie festival will be sent to areas of Japan where they suffer from devastating earthquake, tsunami, etc. 4月9日土曜日午後6時からの映画『10億円稼ぐ』を観ました。午後３時半まで仕事し、友人とハリウッドまで1時間20分かけ向かった。テリー伊藤監督制作映画。どうやったら10億円稼げるかと思案し、実行する物語。舞台は東京、ロサンゼルス、ラスベガス。
On April 9, 2011, Saturday, we saw a movie "The Billion Yen Jackpot" at New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood. The film is created and directed by Terry Ito, and it's about "How to make 1 billion yen". He thought of ideas, proceeded with them in Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
映画『369のメトシエラ』/ Movie "The Neighbor" 監督 小林克人、小林健二さん、 Director, Katsuto Koybayashi and Kenji Kobayashi 4月9日土曜日午後8時から上映された映画『369のメトシエラ～奇跡の扉』を監督・脚本・制作された小林ご兄弟の舞台挨拶がある。その模様は動画撮影。下に貼り付けます。
On April 9th, the movie "The Neighbor" was screened from 8 pm at New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood. The Kobayashi brothers who wrote, created, and directed the movie came from Japan to greet the audiences. I took a video clip of it. It's attached below.
Shunsuke Takeda who works at the city hall repeats moving without settling down in one town. Shunsuke does not have any friends, but it came to be followed the young man whom Shunsuke saved when he was going to commit suicide. One day, He hears a mysterious song coming from the next-door apartment unit, "369." Shunsuke begins to be pulled by a lullaby hearing repeatedly every day. Shunsuke goes to the room to stop singing. There is one old woman living lonely in the room. The old woman who claims she has been waiting for 400 years to become his wife. Assuming her to be demented, he searches her background in hopes of finding someone to take custody of her, but the old woman does not have any public records... (C)JungleWalk
Movie The Neighbor, speech/ 映画369のメトシエラ 挨拶
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v5uMchsWEk lisaky777--Apr 16, 2011--The movie "The Neighbor" (369のメトシエラ) was screened at Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2011 on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 8 pm at New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood, LA, CA. The direcotors, Katsuto Kobayashi and Kenji Kobayashi greeted the audience from the stage before the movie.
The Kobayashi brothers learned movie script writing, making, and directing from the movie "Ikiru (To Live)" co-written and directed by Akira Kurosawa. They thought they made a modern version of "Ikiru" by Kurosawa. Indeed, the movie "The Neighbor" starts out dark as if it expressed the feeling of the leading role, Shunsuke. The story involves with a marriage between a young man and an old lady who is old enough to be his grandmother. From the mid point, it picked up the up-tempo rhythm. It was heart warming at the end and tears dropped a little for many audience. I want to see it again.
After the movie, the Kobayashi brothers greeted us again at the lobby. I asked about the DVDs of the movie. They replied they are trying to screen the movie "The Neighbor" in USA market soon, so the DVDs will not be released until after that.
"Ashes to Honey" will be screened on April 17, 2011 in Irvine. For 28 years, the people of Iwaishima Island living in the middle of the bountiful sea have been against a plan to build a nuclear power plant. The island has 1000 years history and the people there have maintained their life and culture including their traditional festival. I want to see this movie also.
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