For the first time since the annual screenings of Japanese films began in Cyprus, apart from Nicosia, a screening will take place this year in Limassol, at the Rialto Theatre on Tuesday, February 1st at 7 p.m.
Finding Calico is a film based on the book Mie-chan, The Stray Cat which tells the story of a popular feline and its relationship with the locals in an old-town shopping district in Japan. Kyoichi Morii is a cranky retired headmaster who lost his wife and now lives alone. He is grumpy and aloof, and over the years has alienated himself from most of the town locals. Mie, the stray cat his wife used to feed, is Morii’s only regular visitor. Morii doesn’t like cats any more than people, and he chases Mei away every time he sees her, until Mie suddenly stops visiting. His wonder eventually turns into worry, and he decides to search for the missing cat. Throughout his adventure, Morii reconnects with the people of his past, forced to confront the deep affection for his wife that he never had the courage nor the vulnerability to express to her. Directed by: Yoshihiro Fukagawa Cast: Issey Ogata, Kayolo Kishimoto, Shota Sometani and Drop (the cat). Yoshihiro Fukagawa, is one of Japan’s most-appreciated talents. He previously worked with Issey Ogata in one of his important works, “A 60 Year Old’s Love Letter.”
He made his debut as a film director with “Okami Shojo” in 2005 and has gained consistent approval and audiences for his solid work.
The screening is organized by the Embassy of Japan in Cyprus on the occasion of the celebrations for the 60 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Cyprus and is a kind sponsorship of the Japan Foundation.
In Japanese with English subtitles I Duration: 107' Free entrance (tickets to be booked in advance).
Rialto Theatre – Tuesday 1st February at 19:00
Οnline tickets at rialto.com.cy & Rialto App
Rialto Box Office : 77777745 (Mon-Fri 10:00-15:00 and 2 hours before the performance)