FILMS 2017

A SPARKLE OF LIFE 燦燦-さんさんー

TUE 5 SEP 6:30PM
FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES AUDITORIUM NO BOOKING REQUIRED
2013 / 81min. 

Censors rating: PG
(Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers)    

 
(c)Saitama Prefecture/SKIPCITY Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza

STORY

A gentle view on the lives of the elderly, in “A Sparkle of Life”

Tae, a 77-year-old widow, attempts to inject a ‘spark’ into her life and signs up with a matchmaking service in pursuit of a last chance at love. Despite the impending bad dates and the unrelenting opposition from those aroundher, Tae stays in search of her silver-haired knight in shining armour.

A Sparkle of Life is a wonderful romantic comedy by rookie filmmaker Bunji Sotoyama that will make you laugh and cry. Exploring the hopes and dreams of Japan’s aging population, the film was a huge hit in its native Japan and even received praise from Japan’s late theatre director Yukio Ninagawa, who described it as ‘a movie that makes getting old OK.’

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CAST & STAFF

 
Director Bunji Sotoyama
Screenplay Bunji Sotoyama
Cinematography Shogo Ueno
Cast Kazuko Yoshiyuki / Akira Takarada / Gaku Yamamoto / Kazuko Tauchi