J-Film Series

Wednesday, September 19th - 6:30pm
JICC Auditorium
Presented by the JICC, Embassy of Japan and the
Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C.

Based on a novel by Tadashi Onizuka, Quartet! is a hopeful tale of a family's rebirth who was once on the verge of falling apart. Junior High School student Kai Nagae is a budding classical violinist with a bright future. His parents and sister are also musicians and the family used to play classical music together. However, his parents have given up music as they struggle to make a living and his sister's jealousy over his talent has grown-what once brought the family together is now tearing them apart. In hopes of rebuilding the family bond, Kai is determined to start a family quartet.  

The majority of the movie was scheduled to be filmed in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture, when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck and 86 percent of the city sustained soil liquefaction damage. This vast damage threatened the production of the film; however, with the local community's support and with over 700 citizen as extras, the film was able to complete production. This film is a product of the people's determination for recovery and their undying hope for a bright future.

Japanese w. English subtitles | Not Rated | 118 min | 2012 | Directed by Junichi Mimura

This event is free and open to the public. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat. Registered guests will be seated first. Open seats will be given to guests on standby when the program begins.

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