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Swallowtail Butterfly
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Director: Shunji Iwai
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10/28 20:00- (149min) -
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Guest (tentative): Q&A: Shunji Iwai(Director/Screenplay), Chara(Actress)
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In a fantasy time long ago, when the yen was the strongest currency in the world, there was a Japanese city that immigrants called "Yen Town". The Japanese resented the name and discriminated against the immigrants, calling them "Yen Thieves". This is a story about foreign "Yen Thieves" who believe the Japanese yen will help their dreams come true. So they come to the city to fulfill their dreams.
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 Producer : Shinya Kawai
Director/Screenplay : Shunji Iwai
Music : Takeshi Kobayashi
Cinematographer : Noboru Shinoda
Production Designer : Yohei Taneda
Lighting : Yuki Nakamura
Cast Hiroshi Mikami
Ayumi Ito
Yosuke Eguchi
Andy Hui
Atsuro Watabe
Tomoko Yamaguchi
Nene Otsuka
Kaori Momoi
149min. | 1996 Japan | Distributor in Japan: KADOKAWA
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