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J-Film: What a Wonderful Family!

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

J-Film: What a Wonderful Family!

Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan and Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C., Inc.

Image: © 2018 "What a Wonderful Family!" Film Partners.

What she wanted for her birthday was...a divorce! 

The eldest son of an old couple, Shuzo and Tomiko, lives with his parents along with his wife while their eldest daughter lives with her husband in the same neighborhood. The second son is planning to get married to his girlfriend.

On the surface, they all appear to be leading ordinary, happy lives, but a tempest suddenly hits the family. On Tomiko's birthday, her husband asks her what she wants to which she replies, "A divorce." The family is suddenly thrown into a state of panic to hear this news and eventually each family member begins to divulge their respective grievances.

Starring Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yu Aoi

In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 2016 | 108 min | Directed by Yoji Yamada

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes.

Film program begins at 6:30 PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior.

No admission or re-entry will be permitted after 7:00 PM.

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