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Japanese Film Series: "About Movie at Cotxeres Borrell"

Ciclo de cine japonés: De Película. En Cotxeres Borrell IMG2

Cotxeres Borrell organizes a Japanese film series programmed by Casa Asia, featuring three films from Japan: a place where the most intense modernity coexists with traditional forms of life.

The film series provides us films such as Sweet Bean by Naomi Kawase (2015), a sentimental ode to patience, tolerance and perpetual simmering; Our Little Sisiter by Hirokazu Koreeda (2015), which tells us the story of three sisters who get to know their stepsister, after the death of their father. Finally, Journey to the Shore by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (2015), is about the story of how Mizuki meets the ghost of his lost love at sea. Kiyoshi Kurosawa won the prize for Best Director for this film in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and also won the award for Best Screenplay in the Official Competition Section at the last edition of the Asian Film Festival in Barcelona, ​​Casa Asia Film Festival | CAFF.


20 April Thursdaay 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa | 2015 | 127’ | VOSE

Mizuki lost her husband Yusuke at sea. Years later, the ghost of Yosuke appears before her eyes. It is not a terrifying vision, but a return of old. Following their reunion, the two embark on a trip to the coast. Kiyoshi Kurosawa runs one of his most leisurely, tender and spiritual works, which earned him the Best Director award in the Un Certain Regard. Journey to the Shore won the Best Script Award in the Official Competition Section at the last edition of the Barcelona Asian Film Festival, Casa Asia Film Festival │ CAFF.

May 18 Thursday 2017 7:30 p.m.

Our Little Sister

Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda | 2015 | 128’ | VOSE

It is a beautiful and poetic film. It is a marvelous film that contains a miniature of personal and familiar feelings. In the movie, Sachi, Yoshino and Chika are three sisters who live in Kamakura, Japan, in their grandmother's house. One day they received the news of the death of their father, who abandoned them when they were small. At the funeral they get to know the daughter that the father had thirteen years ago and soon the four sisters decide to live together. Although the first impression indicates a family drama, Koreeda breaks it by putting forward a story in which there is no central conflict, but rather the story bases on showing the girls' daily lives, their lives at home, their ordinary life at school or work and their love relationships, among others. The film entered the Official Selection of Feature Films at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015.

15 June Thursday 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Bean

Dir. Naomi Kawase | 2015| 113’ | VOSE

A sweet and approachable life lesson from director Naomi Kawase, who patiently and subtly probes the complex functioning of Japanese society. Sentaro runs a modest shop selling dorayakis (two pancakes filled with sweet paste of azuki bean, called "an"). When an old lady, Mrs. Tokue, volunteers to help him prepare the sweets, he reluctantly agrees. Tokue, despite being ill, proves to Sentaro her skill with her hands making the "an". Thanks to her recipe, the small business of dorayakis begins to bloom like the cherry trees that mark the change of season. With the passing of time, the two protagonists open their hearts to reveal and heal old wounds. Winner of the Silver Espigga Award for Best Direction in the Valladolid Seminar and selected to inaugurate the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Festival.



*Free complementary activities will be carried out in relation to the series before each screenings: workshops - talks about Butoh, Haikus and Japanese pastry from 6 pm to 7 pm

2017/04/20 > 2017/06/15
From 20 April to 15 June 15, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Centre Cívic Cotxeres Borrell
C/ Viladomat, 2-8

Free admission with limited capacity.
Casa Àsia col·labora amb el Centre Cívic Cotxeres Borrell


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