Story of Struggle between Personal Freedom and Family Obligation

The Nikaidos' Fall

 (105mins, 2019)
Directed by
Ida Panahandeh

In Japanese with English subtitles

Wednesday, April 28, 7PM – Thursday, April 29, 7PM(PDT)
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Latest film from the Nara International Film Festival's "NARAtive" film production project. Helmed by Ida Panahandeh, who won a special prize for promising new directors in the Un Certain Regard section at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Naomi Kawase serves as executive producer.

After losing his son, Tatsuya (Masaya Kato) is anguished by the danger of his ancient family line coming to an end. His mother Haru (Kazuko Shirakawa) urges him to embark on a loveless second marriage, and meanwhile he secretly hopes that his daughter Yoshiko (Shizuka Ishibashi) will marry a husband willing to adopt the Nikaido name and follow in his footsteps.


Click Here to Watch the Trailer (No English Sub.)


This screening is partnershipped with Filmination which is a Japanese trading company specialized in selling Japanese movies to global VODs.