WASABI

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Directed by: Bunji Sotoyama 2017 | 29 min.

Section: Adulting Shorts

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: Japan

Languages: Japanese, with English subtitles

Genres: Coming of Age, Family, Food


Synopsis

Aoi is a high school student living with her father, Kazuo, who suffers from depression. Kazuo owns a sushi restaurant but is unable to operate due to his illness. Aoi has no choice but to succeed her father to be a sushi chef and save the restaurant although it is not what she really wants to be. Nobody seems to be able to help her, not even her own mother, Fusako, who is living with her current husband. One night, Aoi bumps into Mr. Umeda, an ex-coach of a little league baseball team she used to belong. Aoi asks him to practice batting because his pitch has some kind of power. Finally, Aoi decides and tells her father that she will take over the sushi restaurant.

Screenings

Friday, November 10 7:30 PM Dole Cannery E Buy Tickets
Plays with:  ADULTING SHORTS RIKISHI
WILDER PALMS
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Cast & Crew

Director Bunji Sotoyama
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