Japanese film screenings at The MixC Cinemas

Writer: SD News  |  Editor: Ye Shangqing  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-04-17

Japanses animations “Suzume,” “Inu-Oh” and “Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street,” which are being screened across Shenzhen, have garnered both acclaim and box-office success. Now moviegoers can watch more Japanese movies this week at a special screening program to experience a focus on human relationships and emotions and subtle storytelling techniques in eight films.

‘Small, Slow But Steady’ (2022)

Plot: A hearing-impaired woman with dreams of becoming a professional boxer is threatened with the closure of her boxing club due to the pandemic and the illness of its ageing president, who has been her biggest supporter, all of which pushes her to her limit.

‘Peaceful Death’ (2020)

Plot: Home care physician Kawada administers over the care of terminally ill cancer patient Inoue who chooses “painless home care” on the wishes of his daughter Tomomi. However, Inoue dies after suffering for which Tomomi blames herself. Meanwhile, Kawada has been emotionally shaken as well.

‘The Moon Has Risen’ (1955)

Plot: Mokichi is the widower father of three daughters, with whom he has been living on the premises of a temple since the war. All three daughters become involved in varied complicated relationships. The sisters and their attached men are deliberately designed as allegorical figures of the changing social conditions. With Yasujiro Ozu as one of the scriptwriters, the movie is a wonderfully funny, sometimes droll comedy.

‘Mori, the Artist’s Habitat’ (2018)

Plot: Vegetation thrives in painter Morikazu’s garden, which is home to creatures that serve as models for his paintings, including numerous bugs and cats. A sweet and heartwarming day begins for Morikazu, who has gazed at these garden creatures on a daily basis for over three decades, and at those who love him.

‘Hokusai’ (2020)

Plot: Starring Yuya Yagira and Hiroshi Abe, the movie depicts the unknown life of Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai in the Edo period, who is said to have painted more than 30,000 works throughout his life, such as “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.”

‘The Brightest Roof in the Universe’ (2020)

A scene from “The Brightest Roof in the Universe.”

Plot: Fourteen-year-old schoolgirl Tsubame is into university student Toru. She struggles with how to inform him of her love. Then her stepmother becomes pregnant and she is distracted with that development.

‘Blue’ (2021)

Plot: Nobuto is a boxer who is not going to be a champion anytime soon. He works hard, trains, attends consistently and yet ends up amassing losses. In the same gym and training with Nobuto is Kazuki. The latter man looks destined for success. He is engaged to Chika who Nobuto had a crush on ever since they were children.

‘I Shall Live by Myself’ (2020)

Plot: Momoko comes by herself to Tokyo from her hometown. She meets Shūzō and marries him. They raise two children together, but Shūzō suddenly passes away. Momoko is dumbfounded by being alone again. She begins to go to the library and becomes an avid reader. This changes her life.

Schedule & tickets: WeChat miniprogram “猫眼” or “淘票票电影”

Venue 1: The MixC Cinema, 3/F, The MixC, Luohu District (深圳万象城三楼万象影城)

Metro: Line 1 or 2 to Grand Theater Station (大剧院站), Exit C

Venue 2: The MixC Cinema, 3/F, The MixC Shenzhen Bay, Nanshan District (深圳湾万象城三楼万象影城)

Metro: Line 2 or 11 to Houhai Station (后海站), Exit G