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Sue, Mai & Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship | すーちゃん、まいちゃん、さわ子さん J-Film

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Sue, Mai & Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship |
すーちゃん、まいちゃん、さわ子さん J-Film

Comedy | Drama

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC

A heartwarming drama based on Masuda Miri's comic strip series. It offers a warm and tender depiction of the lives of three women in their thirties struggling with their futures, love lives, and more. Director Minorikawa Osamu gained praise for the portrayals of characters in his previous film It's a Beautiful Life - IRODORI -.

Suchan (Shibasaki Kou), Maichan (Maki Yoko), and Sawakosan (Terajima Shinobu) once worked part-time together. Their friendship has remained unchanged for over ten years, but now they are in their thirties, they each harbor anxieties about their lives.

Starring Kou Shibasaki, Yoko Maki, and Shinobu Terajima



Sachiko Tanaka studied at Tokyo University of the Arts where she apprenticed under film director Kiyoshi Kurosawa. In 2007 she received the Kido Shiro Award for her screenplay Natsu no Tabi. In 2008 for Tokyo Sonata, along with Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Max Mannix, Sachiko Tanaka received the award for Best Screenwriter at the 2008 Asian Film Awards and was nominated for Best Screenplay at the 2009 Asia Pacific Film Awards. This film was also screened in the Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival. Other films that she has written for include A Liar and a Broken Girl (2010), The Lightning Tree (2010), Life Back Then (2011), which received the Innovation Award the 35th Montreal World Film Festival, Another (2012), Beyond the Memories (2013), and Real (2013).

Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 106 min | 2012 | Directed by Osamu Minorikawa

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening and will close once seating is full or promptly at 7:00pm. 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.


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