Join us on Saturday, Dec. 8th for a special screening organized by Japan Foundation Los Angeles at Taiwan Academy! We will be showing "Mom Thinks I'm Crazy to Marry a Japanese Guy" (ママは日本へ嫁に行っちゃダメと言うけれど).
A film adaptation based on a book of the same name, it tells a true story of a Taiwanese woman, Lin, meeting a Japanese man, Mogi, online by chance, and later on moving abroad to realize their dreams of love. The film was shot at different locations in Taiwan and Japan and takes us on a ride through different places like Jiufen, Kengting. Kamakura and Hiroshima.
Mom Thinks I’m Crazy to Marry a Japanese Guy
Directed by Akihisa Yachida
This Event is FULL.
Date: Saturday, December 8 @2PM (Door Opens @1:30PM)
Venue: Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles (1137 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles)
--Light refreshments will be served.
A film adapting the Facebook page as well as photo book of a Taiwanese woman and a Japanese man which relates their becoming acquainted through to their marriage. Popular Taiwan actress and also director, Jian Man-shu, co-stars with model-turned-actor, Yuta Nakano. The film was shoot in various locations like Jiufen, Kengting in Taiwan and Kamakura, Hiroshima in Japan.
A very dynamic young lady, Lin (Man-shu), has a thing for Japanese culture while living in Taiwan. Amid the chaos of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Lin receives a message on Facebook from a young Japanese man, Mogi (Nakano) who has been curious about the Japan-friendly country. Through their chats, they become friends and eventually go on a date in Taiwan. After their first date, they spent more time talking about their hopes, dreams, fears, and finally came to a decision together to try and make things work, despite the circumstances.
Mandarin, Japanese and Taiwanese with English subtitles
Watch the Trailer (No English sub.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p39QpyvoqQU