Tokyo Story

Shibuya, Japan | 2019 | 2 | digital
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Showing In

Films in Competition 14
Main Theater - Michigan Theater Mon, Jan 1, 0001 12:00 AM - 1:45 AM
A 15 minute Q&A with filmmakers in attendance will follow the screening.
Films in Competition 14
Main Theater - Michigan Theater Sat, Mar 28, 2020 9:00 PM - 10:45 PM
A 15 minute Q&A with filmmakers in attendance will follow the screening.
Film Info
Runtime:2
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hal Torii

Description

The starting point for this film was the question, “Should I become a parent?” Having come from a troubled home, and never having felt loved by his father, the director wonders what kind of father he would be. Or if he should even become one. A shojo (young girl) gives birth, despite never having given motherhood a thought. Indifferent, she leaves her breasts behind, forcing her son to fend for himself. Desiring love, the man-boy sets out in the sampled city to find his mother, who gives him an icy-cold greeting before self-destructing. These are the experiences of fear, desire and loneliness of young people in Japan. This is their Tokyo Story.