With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Monday, June 03, 2013

ACF 1915: NY Japan CineFest 2013, Program 3, Saturday, June 8th, 2013

NY Japan CineFest 2013
Program 3: Feature Film - Miyoko
Directed by Yoshifumi Tsubota
2009, 86 minutes, 35mm
When: Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 6:45 to 8:45 pm
Where: Asia Society
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), NYC

The final program of this year's NY Japan CineFest 2013 film series consists of the feature film Miyoko, a clever biopic/adaptation. It's a portrait of the pioneering manga artist Abe Shinichi, who turned his relationship with muse/girlfriend Miyoko into a graphic novel, the cult classic Miyoko Asagaya Kibun. Interweaving parts of the original comic book, with its candid and explicit depictions of the couple’s private and sex life, into the narrative, this film delicately tells the ups and downs of Abe’s career and marriage as he suffers from writer’s block and mental state degradation.

There will also be a Q&A with Director Yoshifumi Tsubota.

Miyoko has won the following awards:
- Fantasporto International Film Festival--Best Screenplay, Jury’s Special Award
- Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival--Blue Chameleon Award, Movie College Award

The other two NY Japan CineFest 2013 programs are: 

Program 1: Short Films by US-Based Directors
Friday, June 8th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Program 2: Sapporo Short Fest Selection
Saturday, June 8th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New York Japan CineFest is supported in part by Redac, Brother International Corp. and Sapporo U.S.A.