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

Before Anyone Else

MARIKO Tetsuya of Destruction Babies (2016) and From Miyamoto to You (2019) fame travels from Japan to the streets of Chicago to tell a deeply atmospheric tale of self-destructive youth and misguided love in desperate circumstances.

Jimmy and Lex are two small-time skateboarding hoodlums and lovers who bear the scars of broken childhoods. After this modern-day low-rent Bonnie and Clyde knock over a pawn shop and skate off into the smog-filled distance, they have a fateful encounter with an abandoned car in an empty lot. Inside the car are two things: a small child in the backseat and a gun in the glove compartment. Events soon spiral out of control as they bicker over what to do and drama builds. A viewer’s eyes will be rooted to the gun while their hearts break for two people, too damaged to become adults, who place the child in jeopardy. [Jason MAHER]


March 3, 10:20
Nakanoshima Museum of Art Osaka 1F Hall

March 5, 10:30
Nakanoshima Museum of Art Osaka 1F Hall

Director: MARIKO Tetsuya (真利子哲也)


2023 | USA, Japan | 19 min. | Language: English | Subtitles: Japanese

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