MOVIE SCREENING: THE KIRISHIMA THING

MOVIE SCREENING

©2012 “Kirishima” Film Club ©Ryo Asai /SHUEISHA

Movie Screening

the kirishima thing
桐島、部活やめるってよ

(103 mins., 2012)
Directed by Daihachi Yoshida

In Japanese with English subtitles

Date:
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
@7:00PM 
(Door opens @6:45PM)
Venue:
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
(5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)

FREE ADMISSION, NO RESERVATION REQUIRED


About the Film:

Their world is the intense hierarchy of a High School. There are those that are "in" and those that are "out". The gods and the lesser mortals. The unspoken rule is that you know your place and do not cross the line.

One day in the world of the elite, word comes that the seemingly-perfect, Kirishima, is quitting after-school activities. With no-one having a clue as to why, rumors abound and the fragile ecosystem is plunged into chaos. His decision spoils the cozy complacency of the members of his circle and the tectonic plates of the social structure of his class begin to shift. Currents of jealousy run through the girls' world. His male classmates struggle with a sense of abandonment. Everyone is hypersensitive to the ramifications of his move.

Meanwhile, at the lower depths of the social scale, the nerdy members of the film club are engulfed by a tidal wave of repercussion which spells big changes for the film project they are just about to embark upon.

高校のクラスに存在するヒエラルキーの「ルール」。
それは「上」の人と「下」の人が、自分の境界線を越えないこと。
ある日、「上」の象徴であり、すべてにおいて完璧な桐島が部活を辞める。その理由は全く分からず、様々な憶測が高校生達の心を波立たせる。桐島の周りの「上」に位置する生徒たちは動揺し、自分たちの存在にも不安を覚え、クラスの人間関係が変化していく。女子間の嫉妬心、取り残された者の怒り…騒がしく過敏になるクラスメイトたち。
桐島とは全く関係の無い「下」に位置する映画部・前田(神木隆之介)にもその余波が迫り、彼の映画撮影である事件が起きる...。

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