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Startup Girls

트레일러 재생

IKEDA Chihiro

  • Japan
  • 2019
  • International Premiere
  • 93min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

employment / women labor / difference / friendship

Synopsis 

Hikari is a university student who lives freely, purely in her way. She's hungry to create new startups. Nozomi is a Corporate VC at a big Japanese company. She has always followed the 'correct' path, giving up on many things for a stable life. Nozomi dislikes Hikari's way of living. But when Nozomi needs to work with Hikari's startup because it became an investment, things begin to happen... Intense problems occur, but in the end, Hikari and Nozomi learn there are many choices they can take to develop their own life and career, and friendship.

 

 

Program Note

Nozomi's college days were no more than the preparatory period for entering a big company, and she earns her job at a big software company as she wished. The student loan won't be cleared off until she is 40 years old. Although the task she is assigned to at work is not exactly what she is good at, she tries to complete the assignment anyway. Everything changes when a peculiar app developer named Hikari comes into her otherwise normal but tedious life. The film is somewhat close to an RPG (role-playing game) in which a hardworking but rigid rookie business woman overcomes her alienation at work. Thus, the other characters in her party are vested with different capabilities and attributes than those of Nozomi. Will Nozomi successfully level herself up after clearing the challenges assigned to her, with the help of her party members whose attributes are totally different from hers? Audiences whose lives are not much different from hers will feel satisfaction and solace vicariously through the story. The film often shows the construction site of the Japan National Stadium, which was supposed to be the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Her gaze into the stadium leaves a remarkable impression as we cannot tell whether her gaze is directed at the stadium construction, or to the stadium where construction is halted. [LEE Yumi]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
119 2020-09-11 | 17:00 - 18:33 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 8  
317 2020-09-13 | 17:00 - 18:33 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5  

Director

  • IKEDA Chihiro

    Graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Literature. The film The Hole of People (2002), which was produced at the film school, is officially exhibited at the 2003 Cannes International Film Festival, Cinefondation. After working in several films as an assistant director, she completed the director's field of cinema major at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2007.

Credit

  • ProducerWAHL Casey, KAMEYAMA Nobuo, MATSUHASHI Masashi
  • Cast KAMISHIRAISHI Mone, YAMAZAKI Hirona
  • Screenwriter TAKAHASHI Izumi
  • Cinematographer IKEUCHI Yoshihiro

WORLD SALES

KM-WWORKS / MATSUHASHI Masashi "Sho" / 818046781055 / mmatsuhashi@jctv.co.jp