by Chris MaGee
No, this is not another story related to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Akira Kurosawa. "Miss Kurosawa Film" is another cinematic animal entirely - a comedic chick flick that just took home the top award in the Laughs category at the 2nd annual Okinawa International Film Festival. Directed by Taku Watanabe and co-produced by Fuji TV "Miss Kurosawa Film" is the story of Kazuko Kurosawa, a member of the comedy trio Morisanchu and certified single woman, that is until she meets a male fan who wins over her heart. Will Kurosawa be able to fit this new man into her life on the road as a comedienne?
The theme of the Okinawa International Film Festival is "Laugh and Peace" with a special emphasis on the laughs. "Miss Kurosawa Film" beat out other top Japanese comedy films enetered into competition including Hiroaki Ito's "Selfish Planet" and Takashi Miike's "Zebraman 2" plsu such Hollywood heavy hitters as Todd Phillips' "The Hangover" and "Kyle Newman's "Fanboys". In the Peace category the top award went to Aditya Chopra's "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi".
For more on this year's Okinawa International Film Festival click here. Thanks to Tokyograph for pointing the way to this story.