Marriage Hunting Beauty
- Tuesday, May 28, 19:30 Mousonturm Saal (including opening ceremony)
- Wednesday, May 29, 20:00 Mal Seh’n Kino
Bijin ga konkatsu shite mitara
- Japan 2018, 93 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
- Director: Akiko OKU
- Script: Jiro based on a manga by Arako TOARU
- Production: C&I Entertainment
- Camera: Natsuyo NAKAMURA
- World sales: Free Stone
- Cast: Mei KUROKAWA, Asami USUDA, Tomoya NAKAMURA, Kei TANAKA
- German premiere
- Competition Nippon Cinema Award
One day, Takako suddenly thinks “I want to die” and thus decides it is now time for her to get married. Luckily, with online dating available, this is not a big problem, or is it? After her internationally renowned film TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT (NC ’18), director Akiko OKU brings us another highly enjoyable comedy built around a relatable female protagonist that is both independent and vulnerable at the same time.
Akiko OKU, born in Yokohama in 1968, studied at Meiji University and The Film School of Tokyo. Initially working in television, she directed her debut feature IGAI TO SHINANAI in 1999. In the next 20 years she completed six other feature films including TOKYO SERENDIPITY (KOISURU MADORI) in 2007, MONSTER in 2013, and FANTASTIC GIRLS (DERE GARUZU) in 2015. Her film TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT (KATTE NI FURUETERO) premiered at Tokyo International Film Festival in 2017 and was chosen the best film by audience vote. It went on to be featured at multiple international festivals, amongst them NIPPON CONNECTION Film Festival 2018 where the comedy was screened in presence of the director.