JFKL February 2016

The Weekend Japanese Film Show in February

About the Pink Sky ももいろそらを
(小林啓一 KOBAYASHI Keiichi/2011/Black & White/113min)

High school student Izumi, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles based on her criteria of positivity, fi nds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning it, she lends a substantial portion of the contents to a fi nancially-struggling male acquaintance. Izumi eventually gives the lost property back to its owner, a wealthy peer named Sato who notices the missing money. As compensation, she reluctantly agrees to help him console a hospitalised friend by creating a newspaper that brings joy to readers.

In his directorial debut, Keiichi Kobayashi spins a serene coming-of-age tale that owes its underlying energy to the young cast—all of them newcomers—who show a veteran fi nesse for navigating quirky humour, teenage indecision and subtle shifts in adolescent consciousness.

IKEDA Ai as Izumi
KOSHINO Ena as Hasumi
FUJIWARA Reiko as Kaoru
TAKAYAMA Tsubasa as Koki

Awards & honours
• 28th Sundance Film Festival Offi cial Selection
• 24th Tokyo International Film Festival Japanese Eyes Award for Best Picture
• 50th Gijon International Film Festival Principado de Asturias Award for Best Feature Film
• 28th Takasaki Film Festival New Director’s Award – Keiichi Kobayashi

© 2011 Michaelgion Inc. All Rights Reserved.

© 2011 Michaelgion Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Date: 6 February, 2016
Time: 3pm
Admission Free
Venue: Auditorium, Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Unit G09 & G10, Platinum Sentral Jalan Stesen Sentral 50470, Kuala Lumpur

The film is presented in Japanese with English subtitles

You can contact the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur for more information.
Phone : 03-2284 6228
E-mail : jpcc@jfkl.org.my
Website : http://www.jfkl.org.my

The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
18th Floor, Northpoint, Block B, Mid-Valley City, No.1, Medan Syed Putra, 59200 KL
Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Phone : 03-2284 6228
E-mail : jpcc@jfkl.org.my
Website : http://www.jfkl.org.my