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

The Mohican Comes Home

モヒカン故郷に帰る (Mohikan kokyo ni kaeru)

UK Premiere

After seven years away, deadbeat rocker Eikichi (Ryuhei Matsuda) reluctantly returns to his home on a remote island near Shikoku with news that his clumsy girlfriend Yuka (Atsuko Maeda) is pregnant and that they will be getting married. After a wild welcome party, Eikichi’s old-school father collapses and a subsequent doctor’s visit reveals the worst – Osamu diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

With a nod to Keisuke Kinoshita’s Carmen Comes Home, this heart-warming and hilarious story follows helpless Eikichi’s attempts to make his bedridden father happy. Directed by Shuichi Okita (Chef of the South Polar, The Woodsman and the Rain, The Story of Yonosuke) The Mohican Comes Home follows the touching story of a disjointed family with different desires who come together at a critical time.

故郷に長らく背を向けていた売れないミュージシャンの永吉は、恋人の妊娠をきっかけに、7年ぶりで瀬戸内海に浮かぶ小島へ恋人と戻ってくる。実家では結婚式の前祝いと称して大々的な宴会が開かれるが、その当日、永吉の父が倒れ……。松田龍平と柄本明が過激な親子を演じるホーム・ドラマ。本作は木下恵介監督の1951年作品「カルメン故郷に帰る」へのオマージュだという。

監督: 沖田修一
出演: 松田龍平、柄本明、前田敦子

Distributor: Asmik Ace

Director: Shuichi Okita
Starring: Ryuhei Matsuda, Akira Emoto, Atusko Maeda
2016, 124 min, English subtitles

©2016 "The Mohican Comes Home" Production Partners, LLC

Showing at:

ICA
4–7 February 2017

Exeter Phoenix
8 February 2017

Queen's Film Theatre
10 February 2017

Eden Court
15 February 2017

Watershed
18 February 2017

Brewery Arts Centre
13 March 2017

Broadway
20 March 2017

Filmhouse
28 March 2017