Sunday, October 24, 2010
A Liar and a Broken Girl - Natsuki Seta (2010)
Director Natsuki Seta brings Hitoma Iruma’s novel “Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan” to the screen with "A Liar and a Broken Girl". The film centers around the freindship between Maa-chan (Aya Omasa) and Mii-kun (Shota Sometani). Both were kidnapped a decade previously and have never fully recovered from the trauma. Now their past tragedies and current lapses in good judgment dovetail into a series of unfortunate events. "A Liar and a Broken Girl" is set to premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival this month.
The Long Darkness - Kei Kumai (1972)
Japanese New Wave director Kei Kumai brought us this romance in 1972. "The Long Darkness" stars Go Kato as Tetsuro, a university student, who meets and falls in love with a waitress named Shino, played by Komaki Kurihara. The two travel together to Shino's hometown and there deepen their love while dealing with demons from their past.