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Over the Fence - Japan Cuts 2017

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Over the Fence
オーバー・フェンス (O-ba- Fensu)
FEATURE SLATE | CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Introduction and Q&A with star Joe Odagiri, with CUT ABOVE Award ceremony, followed by the Home Run Party!
Third in a trilogy of film adaptations (following Sketches of Kaitan City, The Light Shines Only There) from Yasushi Sato’s collection of short stories of hard-living in the northern port city of Hakodate, Nobuhiro Yamashita’s humorous, minimalist aesthetic in Over the Fence may suggest a softer approach. Yet this tale of a divorcé enrolled in carpentry vocational school to receive unemployment checks beginning a relationship with a bar hostess becomes a powerful story of damaged creatures clinging to one another, revealing human bonds as both salve and irritant as they face addiction, depression and past traumas. Boasting an inventive score and subtly masterful portrayals by Joe Odagiri and Yu Aoi, Over the Fence fakes a bunt before hitting it out of the park.
Winner, 2016 Tama Cinema Awards for Best Film, Best Actor (Joe Odagiri), Best Actress (Yu Aoi).
2016. 112 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita. With Joe Odagiri, Yu Aoi, Shota Matsuda, Yukiya Kitamura, Shinnosuke Mitsushima.
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2017.
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