Keizai Silicon Valley is pleased to present our first Keizai Movie Night. As our first film we will be showing “Three Sisters,” which was a highly popular movie from 2014. And as a follow-up, we will have a Q&A via Zoom with the film’s producer Seishiro Nishida, who also plays the role of the father in the film. The film will be in Japanese with English and Spanish subtitles.
Three Sisters Synopsis
As a family-run confectionery shop in Kagoshima (a southern Japanese prefecture) struggles to stay in business with increasing competition from local supermarkets, the family’s three daughters experience various troubles in their private lives. The second daughter Namie recently returned home from Tokyo after filing for divorce from her husband, but her husband soon chases after her to win her back. Meanwhile, a new product may be the key to saving the family shop.
Mr. Nishida was born in Kagoshima in 1955. After graduating from Nihon University College of Art, he debuted in the NHK drama "Kaikyo" in 1981. Seishiro has acted as the Kagoshima dialect consultant on multiple productions, including the 1990 NHK Taiga Drama "Tobu ga Gotoku," in which he also acted in the role of Saigo Takamori's associate Shinohara Kunimoto. In 2010, Seishiro established his own production company Paddy House, and went on to produce several theatrical plays and the film "Three Sisters" in 2014. His latest film is another Kagoshima story entitled "Otsunahiki no Koi" (Love and the Grand Tug-of-War).
Joe has been a volunteer with Keizai Silicon Valley since 2009. Having lived in Tokyo for ten years, Joe is fluent in both written and spoken Japanese. Joe's wife Mari is from Kagoshima, which has caused Joe to be interested in all things Kagoshima (especially history), including the films of Seishiro Nishida. Joe will be acting as translator during the Q&A session following the film.
US: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Introduction: 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM (PST)
Film “Three Sisters”: 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM (PST)
Q&A with Producer Seishiro Nishida: 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM (PST)
Japan: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Introduction: 12:00 Noon – 12:15 (JST)
Film “Three Sisters”: 12:15 – 14:00 (JST)
Q&A with Producer Seishiro Nishida: 14:00 – 14:30 (JST)
$5: Regular Registration
Any amount above $5 will be contributed to Food Shift.