Bento Harassment
TSUKAMOTO Renpei 塚本連平
今日も嫌がせ弁当
Kyō mo iyagarase bentō

(C)2018 "Bento Harassment" FILM PARTNERS
Japan
2019
106
Colour
English
subtitles

Delightful comedy about Kaori, a single mother who struggles to communicate with her rebellious teenage daughter. In order to break down her ‘wall of silence’, Kaori starts to create extravagant kyaraben: lunchboxes in which the ingredients are arranged to form words or images. But while most kyaraben are just cute or funny, Kaori makes sure they are also incredibly embarrassing.

Vrolijke komedie over alleenstaande moeder Kaori, die worstelt om contact te maken met haar opstandige tienerdochter. Maar dan bedenkt ze een creatieve oplossing om ‘de muur van stilte’ te slechten: ze begint extravagante kyaraben te maken, oftewel lunchtrommels waarin de ingrediënten zo gearrangeerd zijn dat ze woorden of schattige figuurtjes voorstellen. De boodschappen die ze erin stopt zijn echter bewust ongemakkelijk voor haar dochter.

 

http://www.iyaben-movie.com/

 

Director’s bio

TSUKAMOTO Renpei is a director and writer. He was born in Gifu Prefecture in 1963. Since 2003, he works mostly in television and made a large number of TV shows. His comedy Wig, about men losing their hair, won the Audience Award at CAMERA JAPAN 2010.

2004 – Ghost Shout

2005 – One Missed Call 2

2010 – Wig (CJ 2010)

2018 – Reon