At the HIFF venue, Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library, 4 films will be screened. The work is directed by Nobuhiro Suwa, director of "Voice in the Wind", and three other works all starring actress Kaori Momoi. She also starred in "The Brightest Roof in the Universe", which will be screened at the main venue, NTT Cred Hall.
“Kamisama no Kureta Akanbo” [Heaven Sent] is a re-make of Noboru Nakamura’s comedy, “Shukin Ryoko” [Travel of Collecting Debts], released in 1957. The lives of Shinsaku and Sayoko, an unconventional couple shacked up together, change course when Shinichi, a young boy searching for his father, is brought to stay with them. The film watches their relationship develop on a journey that starts in Onomichi in Hiroshima and continues down through Kyushu to Beppu, Amakusa and Nagasaki.
Cast：Yoichi Maeda, Hideo Nanbu, Haruhiko Arai
Nov 21 (Sat.) ①10：30～②14：00～＠Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library
“H Story” is an autobiographical docudrama about an attempt by a Japanese director, Nobuhiro Suwa from Hiroshima, to re-make the classic French film “Hiroshima Mon Amour” [Hiroshima My Love]. Filming is brought to a standstill when the lead actor, Béatrice Dalle from France, shows signs of fatigue and questions Suwa’s motives for filming in Hiroshima.
Director: Nobuhiro Suwa
Cast: Béatrice Dalle, Ko Machida, and Hiroaki Umano
Nov 21 (Sat.) 18：00～＠Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library
On August 8, 1945, a young couple hold an intimate family wedding at the Miura family's house in Nagasaki. At dawn, just hours before a hydrogen bomb rips through the lives of the city’s inhabitants, the bride’s older sister is gifted with a child, emphasizing both the importance and fragility of life.
Nov 22（Sun.）①10：30～②14：00～＠Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library
Natsu Shojo [A Girl and Summer]（1995/Japan/90min）
“Natsu Shojo” [A Girl and Summer] is a captivating story depicting hardships faced by Hiroshima atomic bomb survivors set on a small island in Japan’s inland sea. Based on Akira Hayasaka’s “Yumechi-Nikki” [Yumechi Diary], the story starts to unfold when a roof tile, partially melted in Hiroshima’s atomic blast, is brought to the island. The appearance of a mysterious young girl draws Mamoru, a 12-year-old boy, into a fantastical world and beckons painful memories of Hiroshima for his parents.
Director: Tokihisa Morikawa
Cast: Kaori Momoi, Kanpei Hazama, Asako Yazaki, and Fujioka Takashi
Nov 23(Sun.)①10：30～②14：00～＠Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library
Please see Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library for details.