We will screen 11 films, divided into 4 programs, A~D. Program A will have 4 films, B and C will each have 3, and D will have 1 film. Please be aware that the start time for each film's program is listed next to the film, and not necessarily the specific time that film will start.

Blooming Sunset at Dawn

Program B

35-year-old Yosuke lives with his mother, Hanako, a Chinese immigrant who is now divorced. Suffering from dementia, Hanako's only memories of Yosuke are up until he was in high school. Yosuke works during the day, and begins to play the role of a high school student at home. Though he tries to play both roles, the pressure from his work and Hanako gradually builds up.

World Premiere

Screening Dates, Times, and Venues

Sep. 20 14:30~ Sep. 21 17:30~
Evans Castle Hall

Guest Talk Session After Screening


Director:Huang Menglu

  • Japan
  • 2020
  • 29min
  • Color
  • Japanese
  • ENG Sub.

所属校 武蔵野美術大学|撮影・照明 曽子明(ソ シメイ)、周振(シュウ シン)|録音 葉子依(ヨウ シイ)、郭庭宇(カク テイウ)|キャスト 岩松れい子、中村文彦

Born and raised in China. After majoring in communications and graduating from her university, she wanted to use film to express a story she wrote, and studied abroad to Japan. She entered the Film Dept. of Musashino Art University. This film was her final exam for the year, and it is the second short film she has directed.

Director’s Statement

In the adult world, there are a lot of different kinds of pressure. The home is supposed to be a place to get away or escape to, but if a home becames a place where one must put on a disguise, the castle walls that were built out of love are likely to crumble. This is a work that lets you experience that kind of situation in the form of a drama.