Hoarder On The Border (12A)
断捨離パラダイス (Danshari Paradise)
Sat 02 Mar 2024
£8* | £5* Students/Under 25s
Dir. KAYANO Takayuki
2022 | 101 mins | Japan
Japanese with English Subtitles
SHINODA Ryo, IZUMIYA Shigeru, KITAYAMA Masayasu, MUTO Tomu
A promising pianist, Ritsuki (SHINODA Ryo), develops unexplained hand tremors, forcing him to abandon his musical career. Naturally devastated and lost, he seeks a new path in life. After some attempts at job hunting, Ritsuki gets a job – a clearing service for hoarder houses. With the help of a quirky boss and dedicated colleagues, Ritsuki’s cleaning career begins seemingly without fault, except that he not only confronts mountains of clutter but also unravels dark secrets behind the clients he encounters.
Directed by KAYANO Takayuki, a rising talent, this heart-warming comedy provides a genuine yet comical portrayal of the lives of individuals who can’t let go of their possessions. Presented in an omnibus-style format featuring multiple interconnected narratives, the film conveys these stories with humour and emotion, shedding light on the lives of people on the fringes of Japanese society.
The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024
Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema
The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (JFTFP24), returns with its biggest showcase ever.
Memories play a powerful role in the mind. Shaped fluidly by individuals or time, they have been a source of inspiration for many filmmakers, fuelling their creativity to craft colourful stories. The JFTFP24 delves into Japanese cinema to explore how memories are employed in the cinematic voices of Japanese filmmakers, from films where memories are a focal point to works where they play a subliminal role in driving or affecting people’s minds and behaviour.
With an incredibly diverse range of films all based on memories, time, and reflections, this year’s programme is set to provide UK audiences with memorable stories and unforgettable moments.
Major Supporter: The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
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