The 8-Year Engagement

Hachi-nen goshi no hanayome / 2017 / Japán / 119 min

Japanese audiences traditionally love a good cry and nothing supplies one like a young protagonist dying lingeringly and romantically. That would seem to be the case with The 8-year Engagement, Zeze Takahisa’s drama about a young woman who falls ill with a rare form of brain inflammation and lapses into coma just three months before her planned wedding. It’s based on a real-life case that became a YouTube sensation and then a best-selling novel.

Friday, 21 September 2018 19:00 Pressburger screen (premiere)
Saturday, 22 September 2018 21:00 Uránia screen (repetition)

Director:
Takahisa ZEZE

Biography:
1960, Tochigi, Japan

Filmography:

2017 Hachi-nen goshi no hanayome / The 8-Year Engagement / Nyolc év jegyesség
2017 Saitei. / The Lowlife
2016 Rokuyon: Kôhen / 64: Part II
2016 Rokuyon: Zenpen / 64: Part I
2011 Antoki no inochi / Life Back Then

Producer:
Daisuke Fukushima, Shinya Watanabe

Screenwriter:
Yoshikazu Okada

Cinematographer:
Koichi Saito

Film editor:
Ryo Hayano

Cast:
Takeru Satoh, Tao Tsuchiya

Distributor:
Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Kapcsolódó hír:
Asian presence (hír)
Day 8 (21 September) (hír)
Day 9 – 22 September (hír)