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A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
[ リップヴァンウィンクルの花嫁 ]
Director: Shunji Iwai
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© 2016 A Bride for Rip Van Winkle Film Partners
10/29 16:00- (180min) -
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Nanami loses her job due to a lack of confidence. She marries a man she met online, but the marriage ends when she is falsely accused of infidelity. Jack-of-all-trades, Amuro saves her by introducing her to peculiar jobs and individuals. Nanami eventually befriends free-spirited Mashiro and ends up living with her. The film stars Haru Kuroki who won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
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/Screenplay/Original Story : Shunji Iwai
Executive Producer : Shigemichi Sugita
Producer : Tomoyuki Miyagawa
Producer : Aki Mizuno
Producer : Muneyuki Kii
Cinematographer : Chigi Kanbe
Production Designer : Kyoko Heya
Cast Haru Kuroki
Go Ayano
Hideko Hara
Go Jibiki
180min. Color Japanese [Subtitled in English] | 2016 Japan | Distributor in Japan: TOEI COMPANY, LTD.
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