Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024
| 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Girls and Boys


Six junior high school students are forced to clean a playhouse and are offered the chance to act out a story where genders are reversed. What will happen during and after this time?

Director HIROHARA has made a career following youngsters and with this short he bravely entrusts the teen cast to work out their roles through workshops and improvisation. Due to the setting and the players, the testing of boundaries and manipulation of character, there are echoes of SOMAI Shinji’s Typhoon Club (1987), albeit on a much smaller, gentler scale. However, the mix of documentary elements where the children explain themselves and the natural beauty of the theatre setting and the surrounding town makes it a feast for the mind as well as the eyes. [Jason MAHER]


March 6, 13:00
(Girls and Boys will be screened from around 16:00.)
Nakanoshima Museum of Art Osaka 1F Hall

Director: HIROHARA Satoru (廣原暁)

2024 | Japan | 45 min | Language: Japanese | English subtitles

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