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Director:Hisako Matsui


10/24 15:15-

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132min English, Japanese Color 35mm | 2010 Japan=U.S.A. | Distributor in Japan : Kadokawa Pictures

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A true story of Leonie Gilmour, the mother of Isamu Noguchi, the world renowned sculptor and architect.


Early twentieth century New York. Leonie Gilmour, a teacher at a girl's high school, meets Yone Noguchi, a charismatic young poet from Japan. Leonie begins editing his literary works and soon, a romantic relationship develops between the two. However, when Leonie tells Yone that she is pregnant, he flees back to Japan. In hopeless situation, Leonie decides to return to her hometown California and gives birth to a boy, Isamu. As Isamu grows older, their peaceful life becomes tainted by racial discrimination against him, and Leonie decides to cross the Pacific Ocean to Japan, to give her son a better life.

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10/24 15:15 - 17:27 (132min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1800(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1800(Tax included)


* Please note that the screening schedule, Q&A and Greeting from the Stage are subject to change. The stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

* Advance Tickets can be purchased by telephone/internet and from convenience stores (CircleKSunkus, Lawson) and playguide on First-come basis.

* Please be forewarned that the number of Tickets at the Door is limited. Tickets at the Door can be only purchased two tickets per person. You are kindly requested not to form a queue before the theater in the late-evening.

Hisako Matsui

Graduated from Waseda University. After spending time as a journalist she established a company Production If in 1976. In 1985, she established a new company Essen Communications, where she produced many TV programs. In 1998, she debuted as a film director for YUKIE, which was highly recognized at film festivals around the world. In 2002, she directed her second film Oriume.

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