13mayAll Day23AROUND THE TABLE青葉家のテーブルwatch.hiff.orgEvent Type:Family Film,Film,Online ScreeningFestival, Season, or Series:HIFF SHOWCASE SERIES,J-FESTCountries:JapanGenres:Drama,Food Event TagsWorld Premier
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SYNOPSIS Haruko’s “family” is a bit different from others. She is a single mother and lives with her son Riku, her friend Meiko and Meiko’s boyfriend Sorao. Though their
Haruko’s “family” is a bit different from others. She is a single mother and lives with her son Riku, her friend Meiko and Meiko’s boyfriend Sorao. Though their family is different, their days are happily filled with food, music, and art. One day, she gets a text from her old friend, the now famous social media influencer Tomoko, asking Haruko to let her daughter 17-year-old Yuko stay during her summer art school program.
And so begins a summer of self discovery for the young Yuko, caught between trying to live up to the legacy of her famous and fashionable mother, and figuring out her own path. But while Yuko tries to find herself, Haruko realizes she must confront Tomoko to settle a score from the past… A lighthearted, free-spirited tale about the gap between youthful idealism and adult fulfillment, AROUND THE TABLE is universally charming. Based on a Scandinavian web-series, the film features a stand-out ensemble cast including Naomi Nishida as Haruko and Miwako Nishikawa as Tomoko.
Directed by: Soushi MATSUMOTO
Japan | 2021 | 104 min.
Premiere: World Premiere
Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles
Genres: Drama, Family Friendly, Foodie
Screenwriter: Soushi MATSUMOTO
Producers: Tomoko SATO
Cast: Miwako ICHIKAWA, Haruka KUBO, Naomi NISHIDA, Shugo OSHINARI