Eighty-one countries have submitted films for consideration in the 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar category for the 88th Academy Awards®. Paraguay is a first-time entrant. The 2015 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Utopia,” Hassan Nazer, director; Albania, “Bota,” Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors; Algeria, “Twilight of Shadows,” Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director; Argentina, “The Clan,” Pablo Trapero, director; Australia, “Arrows of the Thunder Dragon,” Greg Sneddon, director; Austria, “Goodnight Mommy,” Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, directors; Bangladesh, “Jalal’s Story,” […]
00 Yen Love
NAME OF FILM: 100 YEN LOVE (2014)
DIRECTOR(S): Masaharu Take
STARRING: Sakura Andô, Hirofumi Arai, Yôzaburô Itô
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: 32-year-old Ichiko (Sakura Ando) lives at home with her parents passing the days in self-indulgent grunginess. Ichiko's recently divorced younger sister Fumiko has moved back home with her young son. One day after a particularly heated argument Ichiko charges out of the house for good. With few employment options to support herself Ichiko works the night shift at a 100 yen shop (dollar store). On her way home each day she passes a boxing gym where she watches Yuji Kano (Hirofumi Arai) silently practice developing a crush on him. The pair starts seeing each other and things change for Ichiko... At last the bell rings and longtime loser Ichiko's rematch with life begins!