First Love
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First Love

classified 15 S

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022

Film

Sun 6 Feb 14:30

Director
Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Cast
Hôshi Ishida, Itsuji Itao, Yoshino Kimura
Details
119 mins, Subtitled, 2020, Japan
Primary language
Japanese

Young and ambitious university student Kanna (Kyoko Yoshine) seemed simply to be working towards her ambition to become a TV announcer until she's arrested for stabbing her father to death. Why did she do it? Nobody knows.

Commissioned to write up a book on the incident, clinical psychologist Yuki (Keiko Kitagawa from Netflix's Stolen Identity) begins visiting Kanna, with hopes of uncovering the rationale behind her actions. As Yuki becomes more and more emotionally invested in Kanna's story, the two find that they have a past more in common with each other than they first expected.

Adapted from a novel by the prize-winning author Rio Shimamoto, Japan Academy Prize for Picture of The Year nominee Yukihiko Tsutsumi directs this intense psychological thriller which delves into the subject of suppressed emotions resurfacing from the past.


AD
Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed