Film

Films at the Embassy of Japan: The UK premiere of STAR SAND   星砂物語
Followed by Director’s Q&A

15 March 2019

6.00pm

Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT

https://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/1903film.html

020 7465 6500

info@ld.mofa.go.jp

Friday 15th March 2019
Open 18:00 | Film starts at 18:30 | No admittance after 19:00
Free admission. Prior registration essential.

Written and directed by Roger Pulvers
(Japanese language with English subtitles)

It is the first week of April 1945. The Americans are bombarding Okinawa and have landed in their tens of thousands. But on a small island remote from the terrors of battle, 16-year-old Hiromi lives alone in a deserted house.

Suddenly she comes upon a cave where American deserter Bob has appeared. Bob has been taken in by a man who should be his enemy, a Japanese soldier called Takayasu who has similarly deserted his army. Hiromi decides to look after the two men by bringing food to them, knowing that it is dangerous for them to be seen outside the cave given their desertion.

Soon after, Takayasu’s elder brother Hajime stumbles in to the cave severely wounded and barely able to walk. Hajime, a fanatical soldier, vows to kill his brother, his enemy Bob and the treacherous Hiromi once he recovers from his wounds as tensions mount to what appears to be an inevitable climax of violence and murder...

STAR SAND, released widely around Japan, is based on the bestselling novel by Roger Pulvers, who also wrote the screenplay and directed the film. We are delighted to annouce that Mr Pulvers will attend the screening and conduct a Q&A session after the film.

My Pulvers was recently awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Japanese Government, details of which can be found here

For more details about the film, visit the official website star-sand.com

To register for this month's special film show please email: culture@ld.mofa.go.jp with your full name and the names of any guests you intend to bring with you.

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