East Side Stories

Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth

31 January to 27 March 2014

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Shindo (Wonder Child)
(神童 / Shindo)

Child prodigy and gifted pianist Uta, has no life other than playing the piano. Facing various doubts and problems, and haunted by her father’s disappearance, Uta forms an unlikely friendship with the older Wao, who is an aspiring musician, but lacks the drive to succeed. That is until Uta comes into his life…

人気漫画家のさそうあきらによる同名作品を原作とする、クラシック音楽をテーマとした青春映画。音楽大学への入学を目指す浪人生が、幼いころから「神童」と呼ばれていた天才中学生ピアニストから指導を受けることに。ベートーベン、モーツァルト、シューベルト、ショパンといったクラシック音楽の巨匠たちによる名曲が物語の中で効果的に使われている。

Director: Koji Hagiuda
Riko Narumi, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Satomi Tezuka, Masahiro Kômoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima
2007/120min/English subtitles

Image © 2007 Shindo Film Partners

Showing at:

ICA
14 February 2001

Filmhouse
14 March 2006

Queen's Film Theatre
14 February 2009

Showroom Cinema
14 March 2011

Tyneside Cinema
14 March 2016

Broadway
14 March 2022