Japanese Movies at Hot Docs Cinema: Being Good
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January 7th, 2018 @ 3:35 pm - 5:40 pm ESTCost: Free
Being Good きみはいい子
Directed by Mipo O, 2015, 121 minutes, 14A
Starring: Kengo Kora, Machiko Ono, Chizuru Ikewaki, Kazuya Takahashi and Amon Kabe
Doors open 10 minutes before film starts
Free admission, first come first served
Okano is a rookie elementary school teacher stressed out because his students won’t listen to him. Meanwhile, Masami is in anguish as she continues harming her own daughter, and a woman with dementia befriends a boy with autism. The lives of people dealing with their own troubles intertwine and they discover a new hope together.
The film is the live action drama adaptation of Nakawaki Hatsue’s same-titled novel. Director O Mipo won the award for Best Director at the 38th Montreal World Film Festival for The Light Shines Only There. Being Good won the NETPAC Award at the 37th Moscow International Film Festival as well as the Grand Prize Jury Award for Best Film at the 2016 Toronto Japanese Film Festival.
For an excellent review of the film, take a look at Cycles of Compassion and Abuse by James Heron in Bento Magazine.
Community Partner: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Presented by The Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto
(c)2015 “Being Good” Film Partners