The Mohican Comes Home
- Saturday, May 28, 14:30 Mousonturm Saal
Mohican kokyo ni kaeru
- Japan 2016, DCP, 125 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
- Director: Shuichi OKITA
- Production: Office Shirous
- Camera: Akiko ASHIZAWA
- World sales: Asmik Ace
- Cast: Ryuhei MATSUDA, Akira EMOTO, Atsuko MAEDA, Masako MOTAI, Yudai CHIBA
- German premiere
- Competition Nippon Cinema Award
Eikichi is the singer of a death metal band and lives in Tokyo with his girlfriend Yuka. They decide to pay a visit to his family on the island of Tobi, where his rockmusic- obsessed father presides over a dysfunctional, but loving, clan. The latest movie by Shuichi OKITA is an uproariously funny take on the Japanese family drama, containing one of the best wedding scenes ever captured on film.
Shuichi OKITA, born in 1977, studied at Nihon University College of Art. He made his debut as a director in 2006 with THE WONDERFUL WORLD. His comedy THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN (2011) won the jury prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival as well as the NIPPON CINEMA AWARD at the 2012 NIPPON CONNECTION Film Festival.
2006 What a Wonderful World (Kono subarashiki sekai); 2009 The Chef of South Polar (Omoshiro nankyoku ryorinin / NC ’10); 2012 The Woodsman and the Rain (Kitsutsuki to ame / NC ’12); 2013 A Story of Yonosuke (Yokomichi Yonosuke / NC ’13); 2014 Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday (Taki wo mini iku)