With all the tickets now on sale for all locations the Subway Cinema guys still haven't revealed what the films which appeared on the schedule as unannounced were. If you went to the Universe.com page selling tickets for SVA you'll have discovered what the titles are - but most people I know haven't looked to see what the films were-they were waiting for an official announcement. That's not a good idea since one never knows what may sell out when.
In order to make it easier to decide what you want to see I've cut and pasted the pieces from the Universe sale page describing the films below.
The most important is the rally unannounced and not even having a slot on the announced schedule is NOWHERE GIRL on Friday July 10 at 1030. This a world premiere from Mamoru Oshii . The film is described at Universe as follows:
NOWHERE GIRL | 東京無国籍少女
MAMORU OSHII, 2015 | CAST: NANA SEINO, NOBUAKI KANEKO, HINAKO TANAKA, AYURI YOSHINAGA, KANON HANAKAGE, LILY, HIROTARO HONDA
JAPANESE | JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | FORMAT: DCP | 85 MINUTES
Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii’s latest live-action film centers on Ai (Nana Seino, Tokyo Tribe’s all-around kicker and piece of smoking hotness), a student at an all-girls arts high school. Her natural creative talent provokes the fury and envy of the adults and classmates alike. Bullying, mockery, and intolerable cruelty ensue: Ai stoically suffers but has nowhere to hide or run to. Her daily life becomes a war, which she slowly loses. But there’s more to the beautiful high-school girl than meets the eye: she has a very specific set of skills—skills that make her a nightmare for bullies
On the 11th they are screening INITIATION OF LOVE which is described as follows:
INITIATION LOVE | イニシエーション・ラブ
YUKIHIKO TSUTSUMI, 2015 | CAST: SHOTA MATSUDA, ATSUKO MAEDA, FUMINO KIMURO
JAPAN | JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | FORMAT: HDCAM | 110 MINUTES
Steeped in the culture of ’80s Japan, Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s adaptation of Kurumi Inui’s novel is cinematically playful and emotionally sophisticated in its coming-of-age tale of a young man, Takkun, navigating his responsibilities as an adult and his confused emotional attachments to two women. Takkun finds the girl of his dreams in his Shizuoka hometown in the form of Mayu, a pretty, simple, and always sunny girl-next-door type. But when his office transfers him to Tokyo, he finds himself in a more sophisticated world and attracted to his well-bred colleague Miyako. The title refers to a question posed by Miyako to Takkun: are his feelings for Mayu merely “initiation love”—a puppy love that does both a disservice as the years pass. As Takkun slides into an affair with Miyako, he has to make a series of difficult choices that will define him as a man. The Japanese promotion of the film emphasizes the twist in the film’s final five minutes (which take a radically different course from the ending of the novel) in a conclusion that is not just a cinematic coup d’etat but also reveals a painful truth about love that is a lesson for all men and women.
And lastly the closing night film is the COIN LOCKER GIRL which premiered at Cannes
COIN LOCKER GIRL | 차이나타운
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
INTRODUCTION AND Q&A with Director Han Jun-hee
HAN JUN-HEE, 2015 | CAST: KIM HYE-SOO, KIM KO-EUN
SOUTH KOREA | KOREAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 110 MINUTES
Presented with the support of Korean Cultural Service in New York.
“A stylish, confident directorial debut for screenwriter Han Jun-hee (who wrote Kweon Ho-young’s sci-fi mystery The Gifted Hands), this glowering crime thriller set in Incheon's Chinatown district is powered mightily by the combustible performances of its two leads, major star Kim Hye-soo as a deadlier-than-the-male female mobster and rising ingénue Kim Ko-eun as an orphan she has reared to do her dirty work but who finally turns against her adopted mother.”—The Hollywood Reporter
“Han Jun-hee's debut seeks not to redefine the thriller genre in Korea so much as it tries to update it to reflect a new Korea, one in which people are beginning to resist patriarchal norms, and where immigrants can no longer be brushed aside as an afterthought (it's no accident that the story takes place in Incheon's Chinatown, the Korean title of the film).—Twitchfilm
Straight outta Cannes comes this high-velocity mash-up of Mommie Dearest and Goodfellas. Veteran Korean diva Kim Hye-soo (The Thieves) has won 33 Best Actress awards since her career kicked off in 1986, and she brings all that high-caliber thesping to her star turn as the most toxic mommy on earth. Back in 1996, a corrupt cop found Il-Young (Kim Ko-eun, recipient of Rising Star Award at NYAFF 2013) abandoned in a coin locker and brought her to the criminal queen bee played by Kim Hye-soo. Discovering that the foundling has a talent for mayhem, Mom raises her up and trains her to go after the people who owe her money and snap their fingers like breadsticks. But, one day, Il-Young meets a guy she’d rather not mutilate, and defies her adoptive mom’s orders. Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned, and soon they’re tearing the city apart as they work out their mother-daughter issues with fists, guns, and knives.
I'll be going to NOWHERE GIRL and COIN LOCKER GIRL
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