JAPANEMA @SMC

 

Cutting-edge coming-of-age subculture film depicting pure & angry teenage girl

AMIKO
(66mins, 2018)

Directed by Yoko Yamanaka

 

Friday, October 18 @7PM
Free Admission, No Reservation Required

Santa Monica College Main Campus, Humanities and Social Science Building (HSS 165)
(1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica)

*Click Here to download Campus Map. Nearest parking is "Parking Structure 3" (Free after 4PM).


©Yoko Yamanaka
 

Born in 1997, Yoko Yamanaka's debut film was achieved through her own efforts at the end of her teen years. Assembling the cast and staff through social media, the witty story of a complicated girl's romantic escapade created a stir. Invited to the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, the film has also played at festivals all over the world.


Amiko (Aira Sunohara), who lives by the belief "people die regardless", has an intoxicating chance encounter with the soccer club's Aomi (Hiroto Oshita). Amiko firmly believes she shares a common destiny with Aomi, a nihilist like herself, which will transcend romantic love.

 

*In Japanese with English subtitles

Click Here to Watch the Trailer (Japanese Trailer)

 

This screening is co-presented by
Santa Monica College Japanese Program

 

The movie is the PFF (https://pff.jp/en/)'s official selection, coordinated by FILMINATION Co., Ltd. (https://filmination.jp/en/index.html)