JFTFP24: Twilight Cinema Blues18

Directed by JOJO Hideo | Japan | 2022 | 1h 39m | Japanese w/ English subtitles | Starring KOIDE Keisuke, FUKIKOSHI Mitsuru, UNO Shohei, FUJIWARA Sakura.

Kondo, a penniless young filmmaker, returns to his hometown and unexpectedly crosses paths with a film enthusiast living on the streets. This unexpected encounter prompts Kondo to take up part-time work at the local independent cinema. There, he interacts with projectionists, aspiring actors, and musicians, leading him to reflect on his own journey. Hideo Jojo’s heartfelt tribute to cinema unfolds as a delightful tragicomedy, exploring themes of self-discovery, human connection, and the resilience of small communities.

Featured as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024.

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We showed JFTFP24: Twilight Cinema Blues between March 27, 2024 and March 27, 2024.

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