Flying Colours

ビリギャル (Birigyaru)

UK Premiere

Bottom-of-the-class Sayaka (played by newcomer Kasumi Arimura) enrols in a cram school in a last ditch attempt to improve her grades. There Sayaka meets the overly optimistic and unconventional teacher Mr Tsubota (Atsushi Ito) who soon encourages Sayaka to set her sights on passing the entrance exam for Japan’s prestigious Keio University.

Based on a true story and bestselling book How a Teen Girl Went From Academic Absurdity to an Elite University in One Amazing Year, this film follows Japan’s highly competitive and demanding university entrance exams. A huge smash hit upon its release, the film was ranked the third highest-grossing Japanese live-action film at the Japanese box office in 2015.


監督: 土井裕泰
出演: 有村架純、伊藤淳史、野村周平

Distributor: TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.)

Director: Nobuhiro Doi
Starring: Kasumi Arimura, Atsushi Ito, Shuhei Nomura
2015, 117 min, English subtitles

Images: © 2015 "Flying Colors" Film Partners

Showing at:

4 February 2017

11 February 2017

Dundee Contemporary Arts
1 March 2017

Showroom Cinema
14 March 2017

22 March 2017

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