A Farewell to Jinu (dir. Matsuo Suzuki 2015)
Matsuo Suzuki’s fifth film, and his first since 2007’s Welcome to the White Room, has been honored with opening the festival on the evening of the 19th.
The film stars Matsuda Ryuhei as Take, a banker who develops a phobia towards money and moves to a small, isolated village in an attempt to start a new cash-free life. Devoid of amenities but populated by a quirky population of local oddballs, Take must learn to deal with the eccentric residents if he’s to succeed in his new existence.
Based on a manga series by Igarashi Mikio, this comedy-drama is getting its world premier at Yubari.