Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:00 pm at JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available. http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking
January 27 @ 7PM
Fuku-Chan of FukuFuku Flats (110 min, 2014)
Directed by Yosuke Fujita
Starring popular comedienne Miyuki Oshima (best known for her impersonations of crotchety old men) as Tatsuo Fukuda (alias Fuku-Chan), a well-meaning, knowledgeable, yet shy maintenance man at an average apartment building, Fuku-chan of FukuFuku Flats offers a spry look at modern Tokyo.
Populated with eccentrics and oddballs, the building—and, of course, its tenants—seems in constant need of upkeep, which Fuku-Chan does with compassion, selflessness, and humor, although he is not exactly confident, especially with women.
When Chiho (Asami Mizukawa)—an emerging photographer and former classmate of Fuku-Chan—reenters his life, it dredges up old wounds and reappraisal.
In Japanese with English subtitles