Films

Goodbye, Grandpa!

Goodbye, Grandpa!, "Ojichan, shinjattatte!"

International Premiere

Synopsis

Director

A 20 something girl Yoshiko is having sex with her boyfriend when a shocking telephone call arrives - grandpa has passed away. The lightning from clear sky doesnt derail only the life of Yoshiko but summons the rest of the dysfunctional Haruno family to the ancenstral country house to pay their respects to the deceased - and unleash their quarrels between themselves and with the world at large. Father Seiji desperately covers up the loss of his job and position in the society by presenting it as a voluntary resignation, uncle Akio hides his progressing baldness and declining manhood, Ferrari-racing rich but lonely aunt Kaoro hasn’t find her love, and grandma Haru is suffering from increasing dementia and erratic behavior.  Yoshiko and her siblings, teenage  gal Chiharu, and the family’s blokes-  Yohei and Kiyota initally taking a scolding stance at the unfolding chaos and their parents worries … just to hide their own skeletons in the closet. One’s career has stalled at a travel bureau, another desperately tries to finish highschool, whereas the boys fail to support themselves in the big city are increasingly dependent on their parents that they despise.

Grandpa’s funeral yet requires the cooperation of all, that fires the chains of ever incerasing conflicts and comical occurences, but  amidsts the chaos a beam of light seems to be emerging that can bring the family finally together and make peace between the generations.

Yukihiro Morigakis “Goodbye, Grandpa!” is intimate and heart crunching tragicomedy on the conficts and burderns of a contemporary Japanese family, the sometimes gargantuan-seeming differences between generations, and a realization that quite often blood is thicker than water. Sadness and childish joy are walking hand in hand in life and the heartfelt combination of these themes makes Goodbye, Grandpa a treat for the lovers of Japanese cinema, but alsol drama and comedy fans alike.

Sten Saluveer

Yukihiro Morigaki

(b. 1983) made documentaries in university. Working for a production house, he is now a well-known director in TV commercial industry. Morigaki has won awards of Cannes Lions, ACC CM Festival for TV-CM works. "Goodbye, Grandpa!" is his first feature film.

Filmography

  • Goodbye
  • Grandpa! (2017)

Schedule

29.11.2017
21:30 - 23:40
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 131002
Guests (2)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Yukihiro Morigaki, Producer Takuo Shima
01.12.2017
20:00 - 22:00
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 150602
Guests (2)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Yukihiro Morigaki, Producer Takuo Shima
03.12.2017
17:00 - 18:40
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 171901
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

First Feature Competition

Film info

Country: Japan
Year: 2017
Duration: 100 minutes
Language: Japanese
Director: Yukihiro Morigaki
Producers: Takuo Shima, Kazuyuki Kitaki, Takamasa Araki, Shiho Akutagawa, Yuki Akutagawa
Writer: Sahoko Yamazaki
DOP: Keisuke Imamura
Montage: Kohei Sudo, Kenichi Hirai
Composer: Kazuyoshi Tonami
Cast: Yukino Kishii,  Ryo Iwamatsu,  Ken Mitsuishi,  Jun Miho,  Miki Mizuno
Productions: Nice Co. Ltd, MAGNETIZE Inc.

Synopsis

Director

A 20 something girl Yoshiko is having sex with her boyfriend when a shocking telephone call arrives - grandpa has passed away. The lightning from clear sky doesnt derail only the life of Yoshiko but summons the rest of the dysfunctional Haruno family to the ancenstral country house to pay their respects to the deceased - and unleash their quarrels between themselves and with the world at large. Father Seiji desperately covers up the loss of his job and position in the society by presenting it as a voluntary resignation, uncle Akio hides his progressing baldness and declining manhood, Ferrari-racing rich but lonely aunt Kaoro hasn’t find her love, and grandma Haru is suffering from increasing dementia and erratic behavior.  Yoshiko and her siblings, teenage  gal Chiharu, and the family’s blokes-  Yohei and Kiyota initally taking a scolding stance at the unfolding chaos and their parents worries … just to hide their own skeletons in the closet. One’s career has stalled at a travel bureau, another desperately tries to finish highschool, whereas the boys fail to support themselves in the big city are increasingly dependent on their parents that they despise.

Grandpa’s funeral yet requires the cooperation of all, that fires the chains of ever incerasing conflicts and comical occurences, but  amidsts the chaos a beam of light seems to be emerging that can bring the family finally together and make peace between the generations.

Yukihiro Morigakis “Goodbye, Grandpa!” is intimate and heart crunching tragicomedy on the conficts and burderns of a contemporary Japanese family, the sometimes gargantuan-seeming differences between generations, and a realization that quite often blood is thicker than water. Sadness and childish joy are walking hand in hand in life and the heartfelt combination of these themes makes Goodbye, Grandpa a treat for the lovers of Japanese cinema, but alsol drama and comedy fans alike.

Sten Saluveer

Yukihiro Morigaki

(b. 1983) made documentaries in university. Working for a production house, he is now a well-known director in TV commercial industry. Morigaki has won awards of Cannes Lions, ACC CM Festival for TV-CM works. "Goodbye, Grandpa!" is his first feature film.

Filmography

  • Goodbye
  • Grandpa! (2017)
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