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Japanese Film Screening | Moving お引越し | 16 mm Free Screening

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Embassy of Japan

101-104 Piccadilly

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The Embassy of Japan presents a 16mm screening of "Moving" by Shinji Somai.

Films at the Embassy of Japan are FREE but prior registration is essential. Please click here to reserve your free seats, and for full information on how to secure your place at this unique screening. If you have not registered in advance, you will not be permitted to enter the Embassy.

Directed by Shinji Somai / 1993 / 124 min
(Japanese language with English subtitles)

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Renko is in the sixth grade when her parents decide to separate. Initially she is happy about the situation, not having had any idea that they might divorce, and enjoys the fact that she now has two homes. She begins feeling uneasy when her mother tries to draw up a ‘contract’ for their life together, which asserts their independence from her father. Renko also becomes concerned about what will happen at school if her classmates find out, given that they already tease another girl whose parents have divorced. She phones up the father and asks why he and her mother cannot stay together. Renko’s boyfriend at school, Minoru, draws up a surefire plan to bring her parents back together. As a result they come to see Renko but end up arguing again. Coming up with another plan on her own, Renko prods the father’s old schoolmate to help her buy tickets and make reservations for a trip for three to Lake Biwa, where they spent the summer holiday the year before. Meeting up with Renko and his wife at the hotel, the father proposes that the three live together as they once did. But the mother gets upset at the thought. Running away from the hotel and wandering around the town, Renko runs into a strange old man...

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