Then Summer Came J-Film

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC

What is happiness? Acclaimed Japanese playwright and theater director Ryo Iwamatsu raises this question in the comedy drama about a father and his son struggling to pull off one of life's biggest events- a wedding.

Nobuo and Tamio are a completely juvenile father-and-son pair living in the past. Nobuo, who is worried about his son's inability to meet women on his own, sets him up on multiple omiai (formal blind dates). When Tamio is finally set up with the perfect woman, he and his father must grow up and undergo extraordinary transformations. As the wedding date approaches, the pressure to make it an event to remember rises and threatens to erupt into an emotional firestorm.

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