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- The J-Film Series - One Million Yen Girl

  • JAPAN INFORMATION AND CULTURE CENTER 1150 18th Street NW Washington DC, 20036 (map)

The JICC and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC Present 

- The J-Film Series -

- One Million Yen Girl -| Directed by Yuki Tanada | January 20, 2016
Wednesday at 6:30PM | 2008 |121 min |Japanese w. English subtitles | Not Rated

1150 18th Street NW
Suite 100

Washington DC, 20036

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Winner of the 2008 New Directors Award (Directors Guild of Japan) and the 2009 My Movies Audience Award (Udine Far East Film Festival).

 Quiet and determined 21-year old Suzuko, eager to become independent, ends up in an unfortunate roommate situation where her own form of justice is met with a short sentence behind bars. After she serves her time and returns home, she resolves to work hard and save up one million yen (roughly 10,000USD), enough money to start over without the gossip associated with her new criminal reputation.

Suzako resolves to continue this rule during her journey: once she saves up one million yen, she will leave her new town and embark on another adventure. Traveling throughout Japan and living a frugal life between working odd jobs, she meets various types of people. Her determination to stick to her rule prevents her from getting too close to anyone, which is just what she prefers. However, Suzako soon realizes that without overcoming her mistrust of others, she gets further away from coming to terms with herself. 

- Women in Cinema Film Series -  

Featuring: Director Yuki Tanada

Director Yuki Tanada

Yuki Tanada graduated from the Japan Institute of the Moving Image. Her debut film, Moru, won the Grand Prize at the 2001 Pia Film Festival. Since then, she has directed many critically acclaimed films such as One Million Yen Girl (2008), Ain't No Tomorrows (2008), The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky (2012), and Mourning Recipe (2013). Her most recent film is Round Trip Heart (2015).

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click HERE to register.

Doors open at 6:00PM and will close once seating is full or promptly at 7:00PM for security purposes.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.