Third Window Films is having a charity screening of its latest acquisition Mitsuko Delivers (2011) at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. The screening will be held on March 11th, exactly one year from the disaster in Northern Japan and 100% of Third Window Films’ profits of the screening of Mitsuko Delivers as well as DVD sales during the event will go to a Fukushima-based charity.
Mitsuko Delivers is the latest film by Sawako Decides (2010) director Yuya Ishii and starring Riisa Naka (Zebra Man 2, 2010), Aoi Nakamura (Beck, 2010), and Ryo Ishibashi (The Grudge, 2004; Audition, 1999). Third Window Films, who recently acquired the film for UK distribution, describes the film as a “…story of a thirtysomething woman (Naka) who’s at a delicate juncture in life; alone, flat broke and to top it all nine-months pregnant. Her folks think she’s in California living the high life with her baby’s GI father. In fact she’s in Tokyo, searching for a purpose, and eventually finding one in the ramshackle working-class alley where she grew up. The place reeks of destitution and bone idleness, but Mitsuko’s infectious get-up-and-go attitude soon compels the locals to roll up their sleeves and restore the alley to its former glory. Mitsuko Delivers is original, fanciful and adventurous – quintessentially Japanese.”
Tickets for the event are £10 and can be purchased on the ICA home page here. For more information about this event, including a note from Third Window’s Managing Director, Adam Torel, visit their page here.