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Cinetopia: Pale Moon (Kami no tsuki)

Saturday, June 13, 2015
4:00 AM
Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street

Presented by the Cinetopia International Film Festival and sponsored by CJS

Released in 2015  |  126 minutes  |  Directed by Daihachi Yoshida

With subtitles in English

Turning from a husband’s indifference to the adulterous wants of a younger university student proves a treacherous and slippery slope for Rika (played by award-winning and celebrated Japanese actress, Rie Miyazawa).  Based off the best-selling Japanese novel from author Mitsuyo Kakuta, the film takes audiences back twenty years to the “Lost Decade” (Ushinawareta Junen), following deregulations and the burst of the Japan asset price bubble.  It is here that you see the depths one will go to get what they truly desire.  This drive that the central character has, it then slowly fuels disregard her marriage, her clients, and her career for the guise of lust and excess to achieve true escape.  The film won Best Actress at 2015 Awards of the Japanese Academy; Audience Award and Best Actress following its world premiere at 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival. -Drew Waller

Presented by CJS and the Cinetopia International Film Festival