|Kirin Kiki (树木希林) at Japanese Film Festival 2016 @ GSC Pavilion KL|
It was another year that I document Japanese Film Festival 2016 at GSC Pavilion KL. This year is much more special because there's appearance of Kirin Kiki (树木希林), a three-time Japanese Academy Award-winner who is considered a living legend of Japanese cinema.
Kiki Kirin/ Kirin Kiki four-decade-long career has been marked by critically acclaimed roles in such films as Kamikaze Girls; Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad; Chronicle of My Mother; and Like Father, Like Son. Earlier this year, she walked away with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Asian Film Awards. She appears twice in this year’s JFF lineup; as the protagonist’s mother in opening film After the Storm and as the female lead in An.
The first time I saw Kirin Kiki is through the movie "Kakekomi" in last year JFF. It was good to meet her in person and I gotta say she is very humble and shy at the same time. During the press conference, Kirin Kiki said that she don't have a personal assistant like other actors and she carry her own handbag. I am not sure if Kirin Kiki (树木希林) is active on the social media, but hopefully she would able to see these photos and like it the way I like it too.
To be honest, it is always confusing when it comes to translating our Chinese/Japanese name to english name. ( whether First Name or Last Name come first) I found most of the info of 树木希林 thorough Google and people address her as 'Kirin Kiki' instead of 'Kiki Kirin'. Anyhow, I am looking forward to watch this movie Sweet Bean (An) 甜味人間 あん =)
SWEET BEAN (An) 甜味人間 あん - Official Trailer [Naomi Kawase - Drama 2016] HD
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|Japanese Film Festival 2016 screening schedule in GSC Movies|
For more details about Japanese Film Festival 2016 and the screening schedule, do check out GSC Website.
PS: I hope someone who know Kirin Kiki personally would pass this blog link to her. Arigato gozaimasu
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