Life of Mariko in Kabukicho – Eiji Uchida, Shinzô Katayama- 117’ (Jap)- Comédia de terror, sci-fi
February 25 • 9:15pm • Room 1
Winner of the White Raven Award at the Brussels Film Festival, this film is a network of stories, reminding us of cult classics such as “ET” or Basket Case”. In a comedic tone, we follow the customers of a cafe in Kabuchiko and we get to watch stories of each individual. Aliens, FBI investigation, strange love and murders are some of the themes revealed by this film. The link to all of these characters is Mariko, who owns the bar, but also works as a detective. Winner of the White Raven at the Brussels Film Festival.
Japanese director, winner of the Best film and Audience Awards with “Siblings of the Cape” (2018) at the Skip City Film Festival. He was also the assistant director in “Mother”, by Oscar winner Bong “Parasite” Joon Ho, already screened in Fantasporto . “Life of Mariko in Kabukicho”, won the White Raven at the Brussels Film Festival.
Japanese writer and director born in Kyoto, he directed “The Burning Buddha Man” (2013), “Fool Japan” (2014) and “Violence Voyager” (2018), winner of the Special Jury Award at the Buenos Aires Film festival. “The Life of Mariko in Kabukicho” is the winner of the White Raven / Best Film Award at the Brussels Film Festival (Belgium)