Hyeon-seong is a film director struggling to write a new screenplay, he decides to return to a remote southern island he stayed on 10 years earlier in order to fulfil a promise he made with his girlfriend at the time. As he waits on the secluded island to see if the promise will also be kept by his now ex-girlfriend, he gets to know an oddly charming young motel operator So-yeon.
The Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
Admission is free, but prior registration is essential.
Wednesday, 20 April, 18:30
Doors open at 17:45. No admittance after 19:00
Yoshimitsu Morita/1996/118 mins This film contains references of a sexual nature and may be unsuitable for children.
Considered experimental when it was first released in 1996, this sentimental drama is composed mostly of email messages. Hayami Noboru is a budding movie fan who decides to join a film forum on the internet using the name Haru. He finds an email friend online called Star. Though at first they are merely strangers finding anonymous solace in each other’s virtual company, they soon begin to realise the depths to which their feelings for each other have grown.
Winner of Best Screenplay and also Best Actress (Eri Fukatsu) at the 18th Yokohama Film Festival in 1997, Director Morita Yoshimitsu skilfully shows us that a computerised society has not destroyed human love…
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