Films Starring MOMOI Kaori and TASAKA Tomotaka:the 120th Anniversary of His Birth in Hiroshima
“No More Easy Life” ※Screening is two times in a day.
Cast: MOMOI Kaori, OKUDA Eiji, MORIMOTO Reo, ITAMI Juzo
HIGASHI Yōichi brings MINOBE Noriko’s best-selling novel to life on the big screen in “No More Easy Life.” The protagonist, Mariko, played by MOMOI Kaori, breaks up with the two men she’d been dating to make a new start in life. MOMOI’s outstanding performance of Mariko, drawing viewers’ attention to the character’s innocence through the lighthearted manner of her everyday encounters, won her numerous accolades.
Nov.18(Fri) 10：30～／14：00〜 @Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-visual Library
“The Yellow Handkerchief” ※Screening is two times in a day.
Cast: TAKAKURA Ken, BAISHO Chieko, MOMOI Kaori, TAKEDA Tetsuya
“The Yellow Handkerchief” is undoubtedly one of YAMADA Yōji’s masterpieces. Fond of the theme traveling, as seen in his series "It’s Tough Being a Man," YAMADA invites the audience to join a man returning home to make a fresh start with his wife in Hokkaido after a stint in prison. On his way home, he encounters a young man and then a young woman both of whom are traveling around Hokkaido. As their overlapping journeys progress, the young man and woman, once strangers, become more and more enamored with another.
Nov.19(Sat) 10：30～／14：00〜 @Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-visual Library
TASAKA Tomotaka:the 120th Anniversary of His Birth in Hiroshima
“I’ll Never Forget the Song of Nagasaki” ※Screening is two times in a day.
Cast: KYO Machiko, Aarlington ROLLMAN, KUGA Yoshiko, NEGAMI Jun
A Japanese soldier, nearing death at a prisoner of war camp on Hawaii during WW2, entrusts composer Henry Gray with an unfinished musical score. The war over, Gray, having promised to complete the score, travels to Nagasaki in search of the soldier’s family, yet on arrival… Director TASAKA Tomotaka draws on his experience as an atomic bomb blast survivor to bring together the souls of Japanese and Americans divided by war through the medium of music.
Nov.20(Sun) 10：30～／14：00〜 @Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-visual Library