by Chris MaGee
I have to admit that "chick flicks" are not usually a part of my cinematic diet. Still it's the goal of the J-Film Pow-Wow to offer the widest selection of films from Japan for all of you out there. With that in mind a piece of news caught our attention this week.
Tokyograph is reporting that Kumiko Aso (above center), Karina, Michiko Kichise and Yuka Itaya have all signed on to star in the upcoming film "Girl". “Kamisama no Karute” director Yoshihiro Fukagawa is helming this story of four women who must deal with high-powered jobs and difficult relationships in contemporary Tokyo. "Girl" is based on a short story collection of the same name by author Hideo Okuda.
Besides all of the soap opera drama in "Girl" producers say that a main feature of the film will be fashion with the actresses appearing in dozens of designer outfits. Hmmmm... Now I remember why we don't usually report on chick flicks.... Anyhoo, expect to see "Girl" in Japanese theatres next summer.