2024 Japan Film Show in Richmond at KPU: Mentai-piriri (2024/03/14)



eiga mentai-piriri (映画 めんたいぴりり)
(2019/115min./In Japanese with English subtitles/Drama, Feature/Rated PG)

Show time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm(Doors open at 6pm.)
*No registration required. Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Venue:The Melville Centre for Dialogue - Room B (8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC)


Trailer: https://youtu.be/bMWtxhlKW1Q
Click here for full-size poster

Synopsis: Toshiyuki and Chiyoko are the heart and soul behind "Lucky Grocers," a quaint grocery store nestled in the bustling city of Hakata. Toshiyuki, with fond memories of his childhood in Busan, dedicates his days and nights to perfecting the art of making "mentaiko," a deeply flavored spicy cod roe that he cherished growing up. One fateful day, Toshiyuki encounters a young girl, clad in tattered clothes, trying to steal from his store. To his surprise, she turns out to be his son's classmate. Upon discovering that she is an orphan of war, struggling to afford even the basics for a school trip, Toshiyuki is moved to extend a helping hand. (Japanese Film Database)

This event is proudly presented by the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and The Japan Foundation, Toronto in cooperation with the Asian Studies Program and the Department of Language and Cultures at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. See you there!