The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017

Odd Obsessions - Desires, Hopes and Impulses in Japanese Cinema

3 February to 29 March 2017

Belfast
Birmingham
Bristol
Derby
Dundee
Edinburgh
Exeter
Inverness

Kendal
Leicester
London
Manchester
Nottingham
Sheffield
Stirling

Jinx!!!

ジンクス!!! 

Korean exchange student in Japan Ji-ho plays matchmaker for her two lukewarm Japanese friends, teaching them all about love and letting loose a number of Korean-style love ‘jinxs’ on them. Encouraging a rather clumsy romance to blossom, Ji-ho helps her introverted Japanese friend Kaede (Kurumi Shimizu) to use Korean-style romance tactics to attract Yusuke (Kento Yamazaki), the boy Kaede has loved ever since high school.

Featuring superstar K-pop group T-ARA idol Hyomin as its charming lead character, this romantic comedy delightfully explores romancing in different cultures through many enchanting, tear-jerking and heart-warming moments. Jinx!!! also brings together many fun familiar romantic scenes from cinema, with Ji-ho forcing the would be couple to show their love by re-enacting scenes from films such as Love Actually and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Showing at: ICA, London; QUAD, Derby; mac birmingham, Birmingham; QFT, Belfast; Broadway Cinema, Nottingham; Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria.

Distributor: T-JOY

Director: Naoto Kumazawa
Hyomin, Kurumi Shimizu, Kento Yamazaki, Motoki Ochiai, Airi Matsuyama
2013, 122 min, English subtitles

Showing at:

ICA
15 February 2001

mac birmingham
15 February 2017

QUAD
15 February 2017

Brewery Arts Centre
15 March 2018

Queen's Film Theatre
15 February 2021

Broadway
15 March 2021

Dundee Contemporary Arts
15 July 2031