Film: About the Pink Sky


When: Sat, February 6, 3pm – 5pm, 2016
Where: Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Synopsis
  • High school student Izumi, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles based on her criteria of positivity, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. 
  • Instead of returning it, she lends a substantial portion of the contents to a financially-struggling male acquaintance. 
  • Izumi eventually gives the lost property back to its owner, a wealthy peer named Sato who notices the missing money. 
  • As compensation, she reluctantly agrees to help him console a hospitalised friend by creating a newspaper that brings joy to readers.
Honours
  • 24th Tokyo International Film Festival Japanese Eyes Award for Best Picture
  • 50th Gijon International Film Festival Best Feature Film
  • 28th Takasaki Film Festival New Director’s Award
  • 28th Sundance Film Festival Official Selection
  • 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam Official Selection
Reviews
  • Thoroughly watchable and increasingly engaging indie Japanese film, driven forward by a confident and engaging performance by Ai Ikeda. – Mark Adams, Screen Daily
  • Often very funny but also quite heartfelt, Sky is a wonderfully fresh and sharply written film with an unforgettable debut lead performance. – Joe Bendel, Libertas Film Magazine