The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016

IKIRU: The Highs and Lows of Life in Japanese Cinema

5 February to 26 March 2016

Aberystwyth
Birmingham
Bristol
Derby
Dundee
Edinburgh
Exeter

Kendal
Leicester
London
Manchester
Nottingham
Sheffield

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A Farewell to Jinu

ジヌよさらば ~かむろば村へ~ (Jinu yo Saraba ~ Kamuroba Mura e)

After developing an unusual ‘money allergy’, burnt-out bank clerk Takeharu (Ryuhei Matsuda) leaves the city for the humble surroundings of Kamuroba, a remote village in Japan’s Tohoku region. Hell-bent on living a peaceful rural life without the need of ‘jinu’ (a Tohoku colloquialism meaning ‘cash’), will Takeharu really be able to live a completely zero-yen life?

Directed by Japan’s most exciting playwright, author, actor and filmmaker Suzuki Matsuo (Otakus in Love), this hilarious comedy features an ensemble cast as the area’s eccentric characters (including Toshiyuki Nishida, Takako Matsu and Sadao Abe) and is based on the manga series ‘Kamuroba mura e’ (“To Kamuroba Village”) by Mikio Igarashi.

東北弁で「ジヌ」と言えば銭のこと。東京で銀行員として働いているうちに、お金に「触れない、使えない、欲しくない」というお金恐怖症になってしまった主人公が、自給自足の生活を夢見て東北の片田舎への移住を決意する。そこに待っていたのは、個性豊かな村人たち。主人公はたったの1円も使わない毎日を何とか送るうちに、村長選挙をめぐる騒動に巻き込まれてしまう。

監督: 松尾スズキ
出演: 松田龍平、松たか子、二階堂ふみ

Distributor: Kino Films

Director: Suzuki Matsuo
Ryuhei Matsuda, Toshiyuki Nishida, Takako Matsu, Sadao Abe
2015, 121 min, English subtitles

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Showing at:

ICA
6 February 2016

QUAD
13 February 2016

Dundee Contemporary Arts
24 February 2016

mac birmingham
7–8 March 2016

Brewery Arts Centre
15 March 2016