Reel Asian Film Fest Spotlight: The Kirishima Thing

If you thought high school was tough? Consider it today. We all went through the social dynamics of being teenagers. The pressures from school work and peers yet somehow we survived it all. There are always the smart ones, the geeks, the cool “it” kids and everything in between.

Based on the best-selling novel Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo by Ryo Asai, the Japanese film The Kirishima Thing tackles high school dynamics. When the all-star athlete Kirishima quits the school volleyball team and disappears, everyone is left wondering what happened.

The Kirishima ThingOne student is passionate about films and decides that with the disappearance, that this is the perfect time to make  the movie of his dreams.

The Kirishima Thing is directed by Daihachi Yoshida. The film won the Best Film of the Year and Best Director Japanese Academy Award 2012.  It is also the recipient of the Best Film and Best Director at the 67th Mainichi Film Awards in 2012.

The Kirishma Thing | Japanese with English Subtitles

Will be showing at the Reel Asian International Film Festival 2013, November 6th at 8:30 pm  AGO – Jackman Hall, Toronto.


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