New York Japan CineFest: Program 3: Miyoko
New York Japan CineFest: Program 3
Miyoko (Miyoko Asagaya Kibun)
Dir. Yoshifumi Tsubota. 2009. 86min. 35mm.
This clever biopic/adaptation is a portrait of the pioneering manga artist Abe Shinichi, who turned his relationship with muse/girlfriend Miyoko into a graphic novel, the cult classic Miyoko Asagaya Kibun. Interweaving parts of the original comic book, with its candid and explicit depictions of the couple’s private and sex life, into the narrative, this film delicately tells the ups and downs of Abe’s career and marriage as he suffers from writer’s block and mental state degradation.
Q&A with Director Yoshifumi Tsubota.
Fantasporto International Film Festival--Best Screenplay, Jury’s Special Award
Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival--Blue Chameleon Award, Movie College Award
New York Japan CineFest trailer: