The 39th Portland International Film Festival: 100 YEN LOVE

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“Play video games with your nephew, pick up junk food, and pass out reading manga. Such is the life of Ichiko Saito, a 32-year-old living with her parents and recently divorced sister. When their working class home gets too small for both sisters, her mother pushes Ichiko into the world and she gets a job at the nearby konbini. She befriends a gruff amateur boxer but cruel reality soon pushes her to don the gloves herself. As Derek Elley of Film Business Asia writes, ‘Ando triumphs in [this] quirky tale of a social misfit’s transformation, exceeding all expectations in a physical performance of absurd comedy and deep pathos.”?—Japan Cuts. (113 mins.)

Sponsored by Consular Office of Japan in Portland.

 

The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.


100 YEN LOVE
screens Friday, February 12 at 5:45pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located inside the Portland Art Museum) and on Thursday, February 18 at 5:45pm at Cinema 21. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

 

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