Life Turned Upside Down, A: My Dad’s an Alcoholic
KATAGIRI Kenji 片桐健滋
酔うと化け物になる父がつらい
Yō to bakemono ni naru chichi ga tsurai

Japan
2019
95
Colour
English
subtitles

Saki’s father is an alcoholic and her mother is a follower of a new religion. As her family collapses, she struggles to build a future for herself. Impressive drama that touches on several heavy subjects, but with many comic and light-hearted moments. Starring 22-year-old actress MATSUMOTO Honoka, who also plays an important role in My Father, the Bride.

De vader van Saki is een alcoholist en haar moeder is in de ban van een nieuwe religie. Terwijl haar familie langzaam maar zeker uit elkaar begint te vallen probeert ze haar eigen toekomst op te bouwen, maar makkelijk gaat dat niet. Indrukwekkend drama dat weliswaar een aantal heftige thema’s behandelt, maar dankzij de vele komische momenten wordt het nooit te zwaar. De hoofdrol wordt gespeeld door de 22-jarige actrice MATSUMOTO Honoka, die dit jaar tijdens CAMERA JAPAN ook te zien is in My Father, the Bride.

 

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Director’s bio & selected filmography

KATAGIRI Kenji is a TV and film director, born in 1979 in Osaka Prefecture. Having graduated from the Tennoji High School, he moved to France in 2000 to continue his studies. After returning to Japan in 2003, he entered the production sector. He made his theatrical debut in 2018 with the film Room Laundering, which earned him international success.

 

2018 – Room Laundering (CJ 2018)