Tokyo Fiancée
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2Fri, Apr 10, 2015 5:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2Thu, Apr 16, 2015 2:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Tokyo Fiancée
Program:World Cinema
Tags:Romance
Adaptation
Travel
Comedy Drama
Literature
Voice Category:Show me the Love
Release Year:2014
Runtime:100
Type:Narrative Feature
Country:Belgium
Canada
France
Japan
Language:French
Japanese
Website:http://www.filmsdistribution.com/film.aspx?ID=4550
Print Source:Films Distribution
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/104956030
Cast/Crew
Director:Stefan Liberski
Producer:Jacques-Henri Bronckart
Olivier Bronckart
Richard Lalonde
Sylvie Pialat
Cinematographer:Hichame Alaouie
Editor:Frédérique Broos
Principal Cast:Pauline Etienne
Taichi Inoue
Julie Le Breton
Screenwriter:Stefan Liberski
Description

Screening at Rochester International Film Festival:
Friday, April 17, 7:00pm

A Belgian free spirit recalls a winsome cross-cultural romance with her Japanese French-language student in this charming free adaptation of prolific author Amelie Nothomb’s semi-autobiographical novel. Mixing playfulness and intellect, the film is also a coming-of-age story, a portrait of the artist as a young woman who grows to understand what she wants and what is most important. Quirkily costumed to look like a cross between the real-life Nothomb and cinema’s Amelie Poulain, gamine Pauline Etienne plays Amelie, who was born in Japan and, more than anything, wants to be Japanese. Complications, misunderstandings and double meanings in both French and Japanese provide humor and fodder for thought throughout the film.



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