New York Japan CineFest: Program 3: Miyoko

New York Japan CineFest: Program 3: Miyoko

Co-presented by Asia Society and Mar Creation, Inc.
Miyoko (Dir. Yoshifumi Tsubota)

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

 

Check out other New York Japan CineFest (June 7 & 8):
Program 1: Short Films by US-Based Directors

Program 2: Sapporo Short Fest Selection

 

New York Japan CineFest trailer:

New York Japan CineFest is supported in part by Redac, Brother International Corp. and Sapporo U.S.A.

 

Event Details

8 June 2013
6:45pm - 8:45pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Online ticketing is now closed for this event. Tickets are available for walk-in purchase. $7 Asia Society members; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $11 nonmembers.