North American Premiere

Director Yoshihiro Nakamura blew audiences away in 2009 with his “punk rock saves the world” movie <em>Fish Story</em> and then, last year, he made the ultimate conspiracy thriller, <em>Golden Slumber</em>. Now he takes a radical turn and brings us….a family film? You may already be turning the page, but wait! Because if you know anything about Nakamura you know that his family film is going to be stranger and more immediate than any other, and that’s the case with <em>A Boy And His Samurai</em>, the tale of a boy, a samurai, time travel, pastries, chef vs. yakuza battles, absent fathers and single mothers.

Presented with Japan Cuts: Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema.