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Bento Harassment

Kyō mo iyagarase bentō
dir. Rempei Tsukamoto
Japan 2019, 106’
subtitles: Polish and English

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30th November – 6th December
Japan 2019
Duration: 106’
director: Rempei Tsukamoto
screenplay: Rempei Tsukamoto
cinematography: Hiro'o Yanagida
editing: Sôichi Ueno
music: Yuri Habuka
cast: Ryôko Shinohara, Kyôko Yoshine, Rena Matsui, Kanta Satô, Ryûta Satô
producer: Yoshiyuki Nakahata, Kazunari Takeuchi, Yoichi Arishige
production: Django Film, Nikkatsu
language: Japanese
colouration: colour

Film description

A rebellious teenager is a tough target for parenting. But for Kaori, who is always smiling and juggling a few jobs at a time, her daughter's grumbling is just another way to trigger her explosive creativity. The ultra-cute school lunch boxes she prepares include sharp comments, pleas for washing the dishes, and old jokes which attract the (unwelcome) attention of the whole class. Is the way to
a daughters heart through her stomach? The precisely composed food turns into an outlet for emotional communication – not only between family members.
The candy-sweet absurdist comedy drama easily switches from playfulness to more serious tones, creating a warm portrayal of the challenges of single parenthood, the emotional turmoil of adolescence and the reality of living in a small Japanese town.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Rempei Tsukamoto

Born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan in 1963, Renpei Tsukamoto’s illustrious directorial career includes works such as "One Missed Call 2" (2004), "700 Days of Battle: Us vs. the Police" (2008), and "Reon" (2018), among many others. Renpei Tsukamoto also has extensive experience in television. Just a few of his credits include "Dragon Zakura" (2005, TBS), "Teinen joshi" (2017, NHK BS Premium),
"Juuyou sankounin tantei" (2017, TV Asahi), among others. In addition to TV dramas "At Home Dad" (2004, Kansai TV / Fuji TV) and "Mother & Lover"
(2004, Kansai TV / Fuji TV), his latest work of "Bento Harassment" is his third collaboration with star actress Ryoko Shinohara.

Selected filmography:

2005 Nieodebrane połączenie 2 / Chakushin ari 2 / One Missed Call 2

2008 Boku tachi to chûzai san no 700 nichi sensô / 700 Days of Battle: Us vs. the Police

2018 Reon / Leon

2019 Bento udręka / Kyô mo iyagarase bentô / Bento Harassment

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