Her Father, My Lover
- Thursday, May 26, 19:45 Naxoshalle Kino
Tomodachi no papa ga suki
- Japan 2015, Blu-ray, 105 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director & script: Kenji YAMAUCHI
- Production: Geek Pictures
- Camera: Kiyoaki HASHIMOTO
- World sales: Emi Ueyama
- Cast: Mitsuru FUKIKOSHI, Yukino KISHII, Wako ANDO, Kei ISHIBASHI, Kami HIRAIWA
- International premiere
- Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
A young woman falling in love with her best friend’s father: that sounds like a well-known plot. However, Kenji YAMAUCHI presents this story with a distanced and ironic twist. When Maya tells Taeko: “I like your Dad”, she lays the foundation for a dramatic course of events. And didn’t Dad actually have other plans than beginning an affair with a twenty-year-old?
Kenji YAMAUCHI was born in Tokyo in 1958 and started his career in the film business as a script writer in 1983. After writing for numerous TV productions during the 1990s, he switched to theater in 2004 and founded his own ensemble, “Shiroyagi no Kai”, in 2006. One of his theater plays also served as the basis for his debut film BEING MITSUKO (2011).
2011 Being Mitsuko (Mitsuko kankaku)