The money Erpan saved from part-time job was divided up by his father, making him unable to buy his beloved accordion. Erpan and his friend Musa fool around and beaten by a group pf people lead by Kamil , he had to fellow his mother home. Finally, Ayisha helped Erpan to got an accordion, in this process, the relationship between them became closer.

Japan Premiere
  • Director:Emetjan Memet
  • China
  • 2021
  • 36min.
  • color
  • -
  • Uyghur
  • JPN & ENG Sub.


Screening Dates, Times, and Venues

Sep.22 (Thu.) 10:00-
Evans Castle Hall

Sep.23 (Fri.) 18:30-
Evans Castle Hall

*Only if there are vacant seats, tickets are available at the door.
Guest Talk

Sep.22 (Thu.) 10:00-
Sep.23 (Fri.) 18:30-
After screening

On Demand


The story is about a simple and clumsy boy, in the process of buying a beloved accordion, interesting things happened. In my creation, I have always been pursuing style, and I don't want to be limited to skillfully using audio-visual language to tell a story. This film is a practice of my creative idea. In this cold humor comedy, with stylized audio-visual language, I wanted it presents a relaxed humor tone, bringing pleasure and interest to the audience.
Emetjan Memet

Beijing Film Academy

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Director Emetjan Memet was born in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is a graduate student of the Beijing Film Academy. His films ” ALIKIS ” and ” Blessed Winter ” have been screened twice at the Osaka Asian Film Festival. His new film, he entertains us with a tale of buying an accordion. His direction is charming, with a touch of humor and tenderness like Aki Kaurismäki’s.



Shin Su-won

Her first feature Passerby #3 (2010) won the Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film award at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival. Short film Circle Line (2012) won the Canal+Prize in 65th Cannes Critic’s Week. Pluto(2013) second feature, won a special mention of Crystal bear 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. Her sixth Hommage (2021) was premiered at 34th Tokyo international film festival and is on the journey including Jeonju, Tribeca, Sydney film festival and many film festivals.


CEO ONGAESHI Holdings Co., Ltd.

Mituru Mulai

After serving as the director in charge of human resources at Recruit (currently Recruit
Holdings), the president of ⑭Recruit Agent, and the president and chairman of Recruit
Global Family Hong Kong, he became the fifth chairman of the Japan Professional
Football League (J. League), the first appointment from a private company. He
completed four eight-year terms and is now an honorary member. CEO of ONGAESHI
Holdings Co., Ltd.

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