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.


8/8/2018@ 7PM

An Organic Love Comedy that will Satisfy Your Heart and Stomach

Bittersweet(にがくてあまい)(96mins, 2016)

Directed by Shogo Kusano

©Yumio Kobayashi / Mag GerdenNigakute-amai Production Committee

The live-action adaptation of Yumio Kobayashi's romance about a straight woman who doesn't like vegetables falling in love with a gay vegetarian. The vegetable dishes meticulously presented in every volume are incorporated into the visuals.

Maki (Haruna Kawaguchi) works diligently at her advertising firm. Though a farmer's daughter, she despises vegetables and not being fond of housework, also has no luck with men. One day, Maki meets handsome art teacher Nagisa (Kento Hayashi) and instantly falls in love. She ends up moving in with him, but Nagisa turns out to be a gay, organic vegetarian.


*In Japanese with English subtitles

ClickHere to Watch the Trailer

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