Chihayafuru Part 2

Norihiro Koizumi/112min/2016/Japan/Fiction

SHOWTIMES:

FRI 02 DEC | 16.45 – 18.4 | EMPIRE XXI

Synopsis

Setelah kemenangan di turnamen karuta di Tokyo, tim Chihaya berhasil masuk kualifikasi untuk kejuaraan nasional. Kebahagiaan itu hanya bertahan sementara ketika ia mengetahui bahwa Arata telah berhenti bermain karuta. Chihaya memaksimalkan energinya untuk berlatih tetapi kompetisi itu sangat ketat—lebih-lebih untuk melawan Shinobu Wakamiya, Ratu Karuta. Merasa kehilangan keseimbangan, akankah Chihaya mendapatkan kembali kepercayaan diri untuk memimpin timnya?

After a win at the Tokyo karuta tournament, Chihaya’s team qualify for the national championship. Her happiness is short-lived as she learns that Arata has quit karuta. She channels her energy into training but the competition is steep—especially against Shinobu Wakamiya, the Queen of Karuta. Thrown off balance, will Chihaya regain confidence in time to lead her team? (source: mercurycinema.org.au)

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Director

Norihiro Koizumi adalah sutradara pemenang penghargaan dari Jepang. Film pertamanya, Midnight Sun, yang disutradarai ketika ia berumur 25, menghasilkan 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).