The Weekend Japanese Film Show in August – Key of Life will be organized at Content Malaysia Pitching Centre on 6th August 2016 (Saturday).
* For more information, please visit this website https://www.facebook.com/events/1742244719348163/
DATE: 6 August, 2016 (Saturday)
TIME: 11.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. (2 shows)
VENUE: Auditorium, Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Unit G09 & G10, Platinum Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 50470, Kuala Lumpur
Key of Life
(UCHIDA Kenji 内田けんじ/2012/128 min)
Struggling actor Sakurai switches identities with a stranger named Kondo who slips and falls at a bathhouse, only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin in the employ of the yakuza. His memory lost in the fall, Kondo meanwhile has to learn to live life anew as an aspiring thespian with the help of Kanae, a marriage-minded young woman he met at the hospital. As the truth about the two men comes to light, they must scramble to resolve the chaos of this topsy-turvy chain of events.
Japan’s master of screwball comedy Kenji Uchida marks his return after a four-year hiatus with a darkly comical tale about three seemingly disparate protagonists bound together by fate. The movie has been hailed by critics and audience alike for its cleverly constructed screenplay, for which it was honoured at the Shanghai International Film Festival, Japan Academy Prize and Kinema Junpo Awards.
// AWARDS & HONOURS //
❖ 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Narrative Feature
❖ 15th Shanghai International Film Festival Golden Goblet Award for Best Screenplay
❖ 36th Japan Academy Prize for Screenplay of the Year
❖ 86th Kinema Junpo Award for Best Screenplay
❖ 37th Hochi Film Award for Best Picture
Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIRl-ZAtI0M
Official webpage: http://www.jfkl.org.my/events/wjfs-aug-2016
THE WEEKEND JAPANESE FILM SHOW has been organised by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) regularly for over 10 years. The programme takes place every first Saturday of the month and is free of charge. All films are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.