Life of Mariko in Kabukicho – Eiji Uchida, Shinzô Katayama (Jap)
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.