Thicker Than Water
- Wednesday, May 29, 14:00 Mousonturm Saal
- Thursday, May 30, 17:30 Mal Seh’n Kino
- Japan 2018, 103 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
- Director & script: Keisuke YOSHIDA
- Production: “Thicker Than Water” Production Committee
- Camera: Takayuki SHIDA
- World sales: Hakuhodo
- Cast: Masataka KUBOTA, Hirofumi ARAI, Keiko ENOUE, Miwako KAKEI
- German premiere
- Competition Nippon Cinema Award
After he is released from prison, Takuji crashes at the apartment of his hardworking brother Kazunari. At the same time, the capable, but decidedly charmless Yuria is jealous of her beautiful sister Mako. When the two sibling pairs meet, tension rises and sparks fly. Aided by a great cast and impeccable timing, Keisuke YOSHIDA delivers a riotous, precisely observed comedy of manners.
Keisuke YOSHIDA was born in Saitama in 1975, and studied at Tokyo Visual Arts College. His 2006 debut, RAW SUMMER, was awarded the Fantastic Off-Theatre Competition Grand Prize at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. His manga adaptation HIMEANOLE (2016) was shown at various international film festivals and was awarded at the 41st Hochi Film Awards.