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Double Feature: GON, THE LITTLE FOX and ORPHAN’S BLUES

Nov 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

GON, THE LITTLE FOX

This stop-motion animated short film is one of the contenders for 2019 Academy Award. Original story from Nankichi Niimi’s masterpiece children’s story.

When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyoju doesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.

(28mins, 2019) Directed by Takeshi Yashiro

 

ORPHAN’S BLUES

Winner of Pia Film Festival’s 2018 Grand Prize, director Riho Kudo’s debut is an arthouse drama marked by beautifully expressive cinematography and daring narrative experimentation.

Suffering from undiagnosed memory loss, Emma (Yukino Murakami) comes upon an elephant drawing by a childhood orphanage friend named Yang and goes off in search of him. Her wayward journey leads her to a group of outsiders whose lives are all revealed to be traumatically linked to the same missing person, including his brother Van (Takuro Kawakami). As she unlocks troubling secrets in the sweltering countryside, Emma’s memory simultaneously fades and her experiences become increasingly surreal.

(89mins, 2018) Directed by Riho Kudo

Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
*Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.

Details

Date:
Nov 27, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.jflalc.org/ac-japanema-112719

Venue

The Japan Foundation LA
5700 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 100
Miracle Mile, CA 90036 United States

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