Third Window Films Release Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats on July 13th

Third Window Films release the gentle and dark comedy Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats today, July 13th, allowing British audiences the chance to dabble in a story of a good-natured broken-hearted guy meeting the girl who destroyed him and finding a degree of solace and understanding through photography. Comedy comes from the weird and wonderful characters who surround the couple.

Here are the details of the DVD release:

Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats

Directed by Yosuke Fujita (Fine, Totally Fine)

Japan / 2014 / 111 Mins / In Japanese with English subtitles / Colour

Starring: Miyuki Oshima (from ‘Morisanchu’ one of Japan’s top comedy troupes)

Asami Mizukawa (Bilocation, Nodame Cantabile)

Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (Fine Totally Fine, Memories of Matsuko, Survive Style 5)

On DVD July 13th

DVD Special Features:

Roundtable discussion with actress Miyuki Oshima, director Yosuke Fujita & producer Adam Torel

Interview with director Yosuke Fujita

Theatrical Trailer

32-year-old Tatsuo Fukuda, nickname “Fuku-chan” (Miyuki Oshima), is a painter who lives in a run-down apartment complex called Fukufuku Flats. He spends his days working up a sweat painting buildings, his nights mediating disputes between the other denizens of Fukufuku Flats, and his days off flying handmade kites down by the riverside.

One day, an unfamiliar woman turns up at Fukufuku Flats. It is Chiho, his first love from his junior high school days who he has not seen for around 20 years, and she has come to apologize for something that happened in their past. As Fuku-chan allows himself to get caught up in Chiho’s quest to become a photographer, he begins to fall in love all over again with this woman who was responsible for the traumatizing incident that led to his fear of women…

Directed and written by Yosuke Fujita
Producers : Adam Torel, Naoko Arai, Keiko Fujimura
Co-producers: Sabrina Baracetti, Thomas Bertacche, Stephan Holl, James Liu
Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Ikeuchi
Sound: Akira Fukada
Set Decoration: Masahide Yoshino
Editor: Zensuke Hori

Fantasia Film Festival – Winner: Best Actress
Japanese Film Professional Assocation – Winner: Best Actress
Fukuoka Film Festival – Winner: Audience Award
Japanese Film Festival Ireland – Winner: Audience Award


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