FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO | 漁港の肉子ちゃん

From acclaimed director Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) and STUDIO 4C (Tekkonkinkreet, Mind Game, Animatrix), Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is a heartwarming and moving comedy-drama about an unconventional family, based on the popular novel by Kanako Nishi.

Nikuko is a brash, jolly, scattered, and passionate woman in an otherwise sleepy seaside town in northern Japan. She’s also the single mother of 11-year-old Kikuko, who is her opposite in many ways. Kikuko is a string-bean of a young girl, pensive, quietly curious, and methodical in how she approaches life in this small harbor town.

Nikuko embarrasses Kikuko as any mom of a preteen would, but Nikuko’s bold spirit makes her especially well-known in a town where Kikuko herself wants nothing more than to simply blend in. As Kikuko navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school, enhanced with touches of magical realism from her ever-present imagination, a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.

 

絶賛された渡辺歩監督(海獣の子供)から、「漁港の肉子ちゃん」は、にしかなこによる人気小説を原作とした、型破りな家族を描いた心温まる感動的なコメディードラマです。ニクコは、日本北部の静かな海辺の町に住む、生意気で、陽気で、情熱的な女性です。彼女は、多くの点で彼女と正反対の11歳のキクコのシングルマザーです。キクコが中学生の日常ドラマを生きるなか、過去からのトラウマがニクコとキクコの関係を変えていくことになります。

 

Showtimes

In-person


3:00pm - Consolidated Theatres Kahala

5:30pm - Consolidated Theatres Kahala

Credits

DIRECTOR(S)Ayumu Watanabe
SCREENWRITER(S)Satomi Ooshima
CASTShinobu Otake, Cocomi, Natsuki Hanae

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Details

PREMIERE STATUS: Hawai‘i Premiere
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YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 96 Minutes
LANGUAGE: Japanese
Subtitles: Japanese w/ English Subtitles

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