East Side Stories

Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth

31 January to 27 March 2014

Belfast
Bristol
Dundee
Edinburgh

London
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nottingham
Sheffield

The Story of Yonosuke
(横道世之介 / Yokomichi Yonosuke)

Naive but self-confident, 18-year-old Yonosuke (Kengo Kora) arrives in Tokyo to begin life as a student in 1987. Taking pleasure in life’s simple things, Yonosuke touches everyone he meets. Decades later, his friends’ stories paint a picture of Yonosuke’s life, and his whereabouts today. Little do they know of the selfless tragedy that has befallen their ‘ordinary’ friend.

実際に日本で起きたある社会事件を基にした、吉田修一による毎日新聞の連載小説を映画化。長崎の港町から大学進学のため上京してきた青年、横道世之介。不器用で真っ直ぐ、頼みごとをされたら断ることができない彼には、社長令嬢の恋人を始めとする様々な人が惹かれていった。「キツツキと雨」の沖田修一監督が、悲しい出来事を温かく描いた映画に仕上げている。

Director: Shuichi Okita
Kengo Kora, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Sosuke Ikematsu, Ayumi Ito, Gou Ayano
2012/160min/English subtitles

Image © Third Window Films / “A Story of Yonosuke” film partners

Showing at:

Filmhouse
14 March 2003

ICA
14 February 2006

Queen's Film Theatre
14 March 2009

Showroom Cinema
14 March 2013

Broadway
14 March 2024