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Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?
[ 打ち上げ花火、下から見るか? 横から見るか? ]
Director: Shunji Iwai
  • Youth Drama
Roppongi Hills Arena
10/28 12:00- (50min)
Admission Free Open-Air Cinema Arena
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School children Norimichi (Yuta Yamazaki), Yusuke (Takayuki Sorita), and Junichi (Kenji Kohashi) want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a firework display, while Nazuna (Megumi Okina) schemes to run away with Norimichi or Yusuke, whoever wins at the pool.
Director Shunji Iwai

Born in 1963, Shunji Iwai began his directing career in 1988 with commercials, music videos, and TV dramas. His cinematic style and vision came to be known as the “Iwai Aesthetic”. In 1995, he scored a huge hit across Asia with Love Letter. Other major works include Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miruka? Yoko kara Miruka?) (1993), Swallowtail Butterfly (1996), April Story (Shigatsu Monogatari) (1998), All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001), Hana and Alice (2004), Vampire (2012), and The Case of Hana & Alice (2015). His latest work is A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (2016).

Staff Director/Original Novel/Screenplay : Shunji Iwai
Assistant Director : Yuji Higaki
Assistant Director : Isao Yukisada
Lighting : Koji Kanaya
Planning : Jiro Komaki
Planning : Takashi Ishihara
Producer : Izumi Harada
Cast Yuta Yamazaki
Megumi Okina
Takayuki Sorita
Randy Heavens
Kenji Kohashi
Kenji Sakuragi
Kuniko Asagi
50min. Color Japanese [Subtitled in English] | 1993 JAPAN |
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