A BEAUTIFUL STAR (美しい星)

Directed by: Yoshida Daihachi 2017 | 127 min.

Section: Spotlight on Japan

Premiere: United States Premiere


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Japan Foundation

Nippon Golden Network

Weatherman Juichiro (Lily Franky, OUR LITTLE SISTER, AFTER THE STORM) seems to have it all, a great family, job, and even a little love on the side. But after a strange encounter on the road one night, he suddenly becomes convinced that he is really an alien from Mars. Sent to Earth to rescue humanity! Things get a bit weirder when his son (Kazuya Kamenashi, VANCOUVER ASAHI) and daughter (Ai Hashimoto, CONFESSIONS, THE WORLD OF KANAKO) start to claim their own celestial heritage too…

Will this alien family join forces to save the planet after all? Or are they just the butt of a great cosmic joke? Master of the black comedy, director Daihachi Yoshida (SCYTHIAN LAMB also in 2017 Festival, FUNUKE SHOW SOME LOVE YOU LOSERS!), presents this hilarious genre-bending adaptation of a Yukio Mishima novel that will keep you guessing until the end.

 

Synopsis written by: Anna Page

Screenings

Friday, November 03 9:00 PM Dole Cannery H Buy Tickets
Saturday, November 04 3:45 PM Dole Cannery D Buy Tickets

Cast & Crew

Director Yoshida Daihachi
Screenwriter Kai Seitaro
Producer Honoki Hiromi
Cast Franky Lily, Hashimoto Ai, Kamenashi Kazuya, Nakajima Tomoko
Cinematographer Kondo Ryuto

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