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Film: The 13th Japan Foundation Film Series: "A Drop of the Grapevine"

Event Type
Film Screening
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
101 Armory Bldg, 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign
Nov 4, 2017   1:00 pm  

A Drop of the Grapevine depicts the relationships between two brothers and the people around them, set against the lush natural environment of Sorachi, Hokkaido.


Ao (Yo Oizumi) and Roku (Shota Sometani) are brothers living on a farm in Sorachi. The older brother Ao grows grapes and dreams of making the perfect Pinot Noir while his younger brother Roku tends to the wheat field inherited from their father. One day, a mysterious traveller named Erika (Yuko Ando) appears. An enthusiastic cook with an appetite for good wine, she quickly fits herself in with the residents of this small community, blowing a breath of fresh air through the quiet existence of Ao and Roku. (Directed by Yukiko Mishima. 2014. 117 min.)


This screening is part of the 13th Japan Foundation Film Series made possible by the generous support of The Japan Foundation.


A Drop of the Grapevine Official Site

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