Hideki is a businessman looking to turn a struggling cattle ranch into profit-turner with a plan to sell Wagyu beef, all while juggling plans to marry his long-term girlfriend, his co-worker Keiko. To do this, he switches environments and flies from Tokyo’s forest of skyscrapers to Montana’s wide plains. Under the big skies, he makes the mistakes expected of city slickers, such as stiff sartorial decisions like keeping his salaryman suit on to falling off horses that ruin said suit. However, in his efforts to win over sceptical ranch hands and friendly locals, he learns to loosen up and appreciate the people he meets and understand the places he is in, thus helping him grow.
An easy-going and big-hearted adventure about overcoming cultural boundaries, it is filmed with a wide scope for beautiful landscapes and the pleasant characters who inhabit them, the whole experience is pleasing and it might inspire people to go to Montana and try the cowboy way of life. [Jason MAHER]
March 10, 18:30
The film will be screened after the Award & Closing ceremonies.
Director: Marc MARRIOTT
IURA Arata (井浦新)
FUJITANI Ayako (藤谷文子)
KUNIMURA Jun (國村隼)
2023 | USA | 118 min. | Language: English, Japanese | Subtitles: Japanese for dialogue in English / English for dialogue in Japanese
Distributor: Magic Hour