Posts Tagged ‘Mitsuko Delivers’

As I mentioned we watched Mitsuko Delivers (trailer below) on the last day of the FEFF. As we walked up to the building that houses the real heart of the festival we realised we were walking stride by stride with this little old couple. They were going to the watch the same film and warmed the cockles of my heart…

Apart from the ‘A’ for ‘Anarchy’ I am quite enamoured with the poster design from this year’s festival.

Inside the auditorium. All the seats were filled within a few minutes.

The big screen…

T he film told the story of a girl convinced that the best way to find happiness is to do your best for others and follow the clouds. In her erratic existence she falls pregnant of an American but returns to Tokyo alone where she returns to a run down but very poetic allotment. Here she meets the old lady that instilled this philosophy of life in her and her old childhood sweetheart. Of course the film is full of slapstick humour and absurdities, but that’s part of the genre. A very recession imbued film.


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We’ve been looking forward to this event for a year (when I discovered that a sleepy town just off the Eastern Italian border is home to one of the biggest Asian film festivals in Europe-fancy that!) and finally, this evening we’re driving up.


On Saturday we plan to savour the very last day of the festival with it’s Indonesian cookery class, mahjong classes, origami lessons, World Tai Chi day demonstrations and films (We’ll be watching Japanese movie ‘Mitsuko delivers’ for sure!)

So will be blogging from Udine!

Here is the link to the whole calendar:


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