International Festival Films

International Festival Films

27th Annual International Festival Films

KCC will be hosting the following 4 films from March 16th – March 19th. These are free to all. Please bring a jacket or sweater as the AC tends to be very cold!

“Eternal Zero”

March 16, 2015 Monday 6:30pm to 9:10pm
Ohia auditorium (118)

Synopsis:
“Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war, but on the love of peace and life. It will not be the abstaining from an act, but the coming of a state of mind.”- Herman Wouk

In the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, 27th annual Kapi’olani Community College international festival presents a Japanese war drama which chronicles a young man’s search for the truth about the life of his true biological grandfather, a skilled, but ridiculed ace pilot who died during the war as a Kamikaze volunteer. “The Eternal Zero” topped the Japanese box office for eight consecutive weeks and is the fifth highest-grossing live-action Japanese film of all time. Read more >>

“Beijing Meets Seattle”

March 17, 2015 Tuesday 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ohia auditorium (118)

Synopsis:
“ Living in a material world and I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl”- Madonna

A blockbuster Chinese romantic comedy by director Xiaolu Xue that is charming and heartwarming. This film is timely due to it’s topic about wealthy Chinese wanting to have their children born in the United States for the benefits accorded by an U.S. citizenship. Read more >>

“A Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

March 18, 2015 Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ohia auditorium (118)

Synopsis:
“First Love always occupies a special place.”- Lee Konitz

A hit coming-of-age romance film from Thailand! “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love” promotes that 89% of people who watch this movie have had similar experiences as our Thai friends in the film. “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love” reminisces the times in our youth which everything is impossible and possible at the same time! This film conveys the heartfelt journey that most of us undergo as we move on from our teens to adulthood and the bittersweet feelings of our first love. Read more >>

“Dearest”

March 19, 2015 Thursday 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ohia auditorium (118)

Synopsis:
“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”- Matsuo Basho

Japanese acting legend Ken Takakura made this film, his 205th film of his stellar career and what is now his final film of his life. Ken Takakura passed away this past November. Ironically, this film was also the last film for another longtime Japanese acting great late Hideji Otaki. “Dearest” is based on the award-winning novel by Akio Morisawa as a poignant and gentle story about a retired prison guard, who travels across Japan to fulfill his late wife’s final wish. The acclaimed film was the winner of 12 prizes at the 36th Japan Academy Awards. Read more >>

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