Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Films in DaejeonSharasojyu [Japan]

Sharasojyu is about a family living in a (beautifully shot) Japanese town, which is a bit devoid of the modern culture we'd expect from Japan. The people live in a traditional way, and prepare for the annual Shara-festival. The film begins with a beautifully long shot running through the city. Some years ago, the family has experienced a trauma, which they still cannot come to terms with. Everyone is still in denial and shock, and tries to put away their emotions by diverting their attention to something else: making a painting, organizing the Shara festival, etc. We follow the main protagonist, teenager Shun, through life and love after his traumatic youth. He's in love with Yu, who has to deal with her own family problems.

Director: Naomi Kawase
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min
Country: Japan
Opening Shot: Shara

Cinemas: Daejeon Art House

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