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2008

Ishiuchijinjokotoshogakko hana wa chiredomo

Teacher and Three Children

石内尋常高等小學校 花は散れども

(c)2008 "Teacher and Three Children" film partners

(c)2008 "Teacher and Three Children" film partners

(c)2008 "Teacher and Three Children" film partners

(c)2008 "Teacher and Three Children" film partners

Release Date
September, 27th, 2008
Running Time
118 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
Stereo

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Teacher and Three Children film Partners, KINDAI EIGA KYOKAI, BANDAI VISUAL, TV TOKYO, CINE QUA NON

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

CINE QUA NON

[ Production Studio ]

KINDAI EIGA KYOKAI

[ Story ]

The latest by Shindo Kaneto who has won various awards both in Japan and abroad including the Grand Prix at the Moscow International Film Festival. It has been seventy years since he started his creative work, and as the oldest director at work at the age of 96, Shindo based this film on the memoirs of his elementary school teacher and an episode of his romance.
Set at the end of the Taisho era (1920s) at Ishiuchi Jinjo Higher Elementary School in the mountains of Hiroshima prefecture, there was a fervent teacher called Mr. Ichikawa (Emoto Akira). He always placed his pupils first and took any issues to heart. His warm personality is forever remembered by his former pupils. For Yoshito (Toyokawa Etsushi), who skipped town after his family went bankrupt, Mr. Ichikawa's memory remains especially precious. 30 years later, a reunion is organized to celebrate Mr. Ichikawa's retirement. Yoshito, who has gone to Tokyo but remains a struggling screenwriter, musters courage to attend the gathering where he has a tearful reunion with the teacher. Thereafter, Yoshito visits Mr. Ichikawa whenever possible, however, his advancing age means he is getting closer to the end of his life.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.shindo95.com/

[ Premiere ]

World Premiere: Moscow International Film Festival 2008

[ Contact (International) ]

For further contact details, please contact UNIJAPAN -> [ Contact ]

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