Chihayafuru Part 1

Norihiro Koizumi/111min/2016/Japan/Fiction

SHOWTIMES:

FRI 02 DEC | 14.30 – 16.3 | EMPIRE XXI

Synopsis

Chihaya, Taichi, dan Arata adalah teman masa kecil, yang diikat dengan kesamaan minat bertanding karuta (permainan kartu tradisional Jepang menggunakan puisi dan reaksi cepat). Terpisahkan oleh keadaan, mereka saat ini telah remaja, tetapi Chihaya tetap percaya bahwa kejuaraan karuta nasional akan menyatukan kembali pertemanan mereka. Namun, jika puisi klasik sudah dianggap tidak keren, apakah Chihaya berhasil mengumpulkan cukup siswa untuk membuat tim karuta?

Chihaya, Taichi, and Arata are childhood friends, bound by their passion for competitive karuta (a traditional Japanese card game using poetry and lightning-fast reactions). Separated by circumstance, they are now teenagers, but Chihaya believes the karuta national championship will reunite their friendship. But when classical poetry is not exactly cool, can Chihaya find enough students to start a karuta team? (source: mercurycinema.org.au)

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Director

Norihiro Koizumi adalah sutradara pemenang penghargaan yang tinggal di Jepang. Film pertamanya, Midnight Sun, yang disutradarai ketika ia berumur 25, menghasilkan lebih dari 1 miliar yen di jajaran film box office. Gachi Boy, Wrestling with a Memory, film selanjutnya, juga mendapat pujian dan memenangkan Audience Award di Udine Far East Film Festival.

Norihiro Koizumi is an award winning film director based in Japan. His first film, Midnight Sun, directed as young as 25 in 2003, earned over 1 billion yen at the box office. Gachi Boy, Wrestling with a Memory as his follow up film, also went on to receive critical acclaim and have won the Audience Award in the Udine Far East Film Festival (source: imdb.com).