JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday.
7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available. http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking
*All movies are in Japanese with English subtitles.
2/25/2015 @ 7PM
Japan's Official Foreign Language Film Submission
for the 87th Academy Awards
"The Light Shines Only There" (120MIN, 2014)
Directed by Mipo O
Depressed after an incident, Tatsuo (Go Ayano) has given up working and is idling his life away. One day at a Pachinko parlor, he gets to know a coarse but friendly young man, Takuji (Masaki Suda), when he gives him a disposable lighter. Tatsuo accepts Takuji's invitation and follows him home, which turns out to be a rundown, isolated house. It is here that Tatsuo meets Takuji's older sister, Chinatsu (Chizuru Ikewaki). They feel a quick mutual attraction and become close, but Chinatsu's life is difficult as she struggles to support her family. Even so, Tatsuo remains steadfast in his love for Chinatsu, and his unwavering feelings begin to sway her. Since finding a connection with Chinatsu, Tatsuo's reality quietly begins to regain its color and he rediscovers his ambitions in the world which he had almost lost. But there will be more tests to come...
*This film contains some adult material. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.