New York - Tokyo Creator Series 2: Izuru Kumasaka

New York - Tokyo
presents the
North American Premiere of

NYTFGP (New York - Tokyo Film Grand Prix) 2008 Festival
Japan | 2008 | 111 min. | Japanese with English Subtitles

Tues. Oct. 8 - Doors open 6:00 - Film starts 7:00pm
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, NYC

Buy your tickets here

ASYL - PARK AND LOVE HOTEL, directed by Izuru Kumasaka took the prize for "Best First Feature Film" at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. The film tells the story of four women who spend their time on the rooftop of a love hotel. The film thematically explores modernity, alienation and hope.

Director Kumasaka will be making an appearance after this North American premiere.

NYT: You are always smiling in press pictures, which gives us energy. Is it because you are happy about being a film director or creating films?
IK: In my perspective, creating is painful rather than happy. So, my smile does not come from the fact that I'm creating films. I should be happy about people letting me continue to be a film director.

See the rest of the interview with director Kumasaka here.

Todays' trivia might win you and a guest one of five free movie pass to see ASYL: PARK AND LOVE HOTEL. Respond to [email protected] with your name, age, and affiliation. Contest ends noon tomorrow, EST. Official rules here.

1. What is the highest award given at the Berlin International Film Festival?
2. Kumasaka received a scholarship to produce this film. What was the name of it?
3. What is the name of the love hotel in which the story takes place?
4. "ASYL" is short for what English word?

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