Japanese Films Adapted from Manga
4 February to 28 February 2006
(Muno No Hito)
An eccentric comedy-drama about a down-on-his-luck comic-book artist who turns his hand to selling shaped, polished rocks that he fishes from the Tama River. Unfortunately his new career doesn’t take off as he’d hoped and begins to cause tension at home. Based on a cult manga by Yoshiharu Tsuge and winner of the FIPRESCI prize at the 1991 Venice Film Festival.
Director: Naoto Takenaka