by Marc Saint-Cyr
Third Window Films has repeatedly proven to be an absolute gift for eager fans of independent Japanese cinema with its caringly prepared theatrical and DVD releases. Very shortly, the company will be adding yet another worthwhile event to the calendar when, on May 11th, the 2011 film "Mitsuko Delivers" receives a theatrical release within the UK. "Mitsuko" is one of the most recent efforts from Yuya Ishii, a filmmaker who has steadily been making a name for himself with such works as 2007's "Girl Sparks" and 2010's "To Walk Beside You" and "Sawako Decides." The new film stars Riisa Naka as the titular character who maintains an optimistic attitude as she returns to Japan from California following an ill-fated relationship with an American. Far along in her pregnancy and facing grim financial prospects, she encounters certain figures from her past including her parents' former landlord and a young man who has long harboured feelings for her.
Check out Third Window Films to see the trailer, poster and more details on "Mitsuko Delivers." Many thanks to SciFi Japan for highlighting this story.