Amiko (Aira Sunohara), who lives by the belief “people die regardless,” has an intoxicating chance encounter with the soccer club’s Aomi (Hiroto Oshita). Amiko firmly believes she shares a common destiny with Aomi, a nihilist like herself, which will transcend romantic love.
Born in 1997, Yamanaka made her debut as a film director through her own efforts at the end of her teen years. Assembling the cast and staff through social media, the witty story of a complicated girl’s romantic escapade created a stir. Invited to the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, the film has also played at festivals all over the world.
Co-presented by Santa Monica College Japanese Program. Parking available in Structure 3 after 4 p.m.
Free; RSVP not needed. For more information, contact the Japan Foundation Los Angeles at (323) 761-7510 or visit www.jflalc.org.