VIZ CINEMA OPENS OCTOBER WITH A POGNANT LOVE DRAMA
SAYONARA ITSUKA – Goodbye, Someday
Asian Star Miho Nakayama Returns After A 12 Year Absence On New Film Produced By A Hand Picked Team From Thailand, Korea And Japan
VIZ Cinema, the nation’s only movie theatre dedicated to Japanese film, launches October program theme ‘Muse My Muse’ with a limited special release of Sayonara Itsuka - Goodbye, Someday. The film, directed by John H. Lee (A Moment to Remember) was a huge success in the Asian market earlier this year and will screen at VIZ Cinema from October 1st to 7th. Tickets, screening times and more details are available at www.vizcinema.com.
Regarded as an ‘Asian collaborated masterpiece,’ Sayonara Itsuka - Goodbye, Someday is based on a novel by Tsuji Hitonari, who is the husband of actress Miho Nakayama, who stars in the film. It was produced by a team from Thailand, Korea and Japan who were hand selected by director Lee himself.
Known as the “good guy,” Yutaka is engaged to marry the daughter of the founder of an airline that he works for. While he is transferred abroad to the Bangkok branch, he meets Toko, a mysterious woman. They quickly develop a lustful relationship spending days in passion. For Yutaka’s wedding they choose to separate, but 25 years later they meet again and realize their love for each other remains, but reality continues to pull them apart.
“Sayonara Itsuka is a poignant romantic drama about love lost and found again,” says Seiji Horibuchi, the founder of NEW PEOPLE and President and CEO of VIZ Pictures. “We’re pleased to open our October program with this sensitive film and invite couples to make a fun date to catch it in a special run at VIZ Cinema.”
VIZ Cinema is the nation’s only movie theatre devoted exclusively to Japanese film and anime. The 143-seat subterranean theatre is located in the basement of the NEW PEOPLE building and features plush seating, digital as well as 35mm projection, and a THX®-certified sound system.
About NEW PEOPLE
NEW PEOPLE offers the latest films, art, fashion and retail brands from Japan and is the creative vision of the J-Pop Center Project and VIZ Pictures, a distributor and producer of Japanese live action film. Located at 1746 Post Street, the 20,000 square foot structure features a striking 3-floor transparent glass façade that frames a fun and exotic new environment to engage the imagination into the 21st Century. A dedicated web site is also now available at www.NewPeopleWorld.com.