LEAP YEAR GIRL (Urudoshi no shojo)
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Film Info
Director:Chihiro Amano
Film Category:Narrative
Running Time:89 min
Country:Japan
Year of Release:2015
Premiere:U.S. Premiere
Description

For the first time in 12 years, Emi (a struggling actress) returns to her small hometown in Japan. While on the surface everything seems to be as she left it, her childhood friends have grown into responsible adults -- forcing Emi to confront realistic matters: marriage, pregnancy, economic hardship, and aging. Director/writer Chihiro Amano crafts a universal tale of modern adult life. Starring Emiri Kosaki, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, and Takehirto Sato.

Writer-Director Chihiro Amano has been directing films since 2009, and movie critic Tom Mes describes her as “profusely talented.” Starring Emiri Kosaki, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, and Takehirto Sato. Official selection at the Aichi International Women’s Film Festival in Japan. –Jeff M. Giordano

Co-Presented by CAAM and New People Cinema