Let's Go Ishikawa!!
Director: TAKASHINA Takumi
J A P A N
89min, 34 sec | Fiction, Drama, Comedy
Japanese w/ English subtitles I 2022
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A directionless salaryman is convinced to return to the filmmaking roots of his youth and direct a movie for a backwoods town. He and his crew inadvertently uncover a long-held local secret in comedic fashion.
Director TAKASHINA Takumi employs a lighthearted, entertaining approach with enough twists and turns to keep audiences engaged. The town depicted in the film may be fictional but it's indicative of countless communities across modern Japan that are gradually vanishing.
NOVEMBER 6, 2023
UPFI FILM CENTER'S VIDEOTHEQUE
co-presented by Pia Film Festival, Japan
Director Takashina is a Japanese Filmmaker whose films have been finalists at the Pia Film Festival, an annual film festival which started in 1977 and according to film scholar Jasper Sharp, a significant launching pad of some of the most talented young filmmakers in Japan.
He is the director of "Let's Go Ishikawa!!" (2022) and "The Legend of Princess Kasumi" (2020) which was selected at the Valdivia International Film Festival in Chile.
Pia Film Festival 2022, Japan