Dad’s Wedding (父の結婚)

Directed by: Fukuda Momoko
2016 / 30 minutes / All

Screened as part of JFF 2017

Unmarried, no kids, not even a boyfriend. Nothing appears to be going according to plan for 28 year old makeup artist Aoko, who is discouraged by her senile, often demanding clientele and dumped by her boyfriend in a restaurant where men normally propose to their partners.

Leaving her chaotic life in Tokyo, Aoko makes her way to her hometown to congratulate her father on his upcoming re-marriage. Little did she know that an unconventional wedding is waiting for her back home.

Dad’s Wedding gives audiences a refreshing take on the chaotic family genre that is fast becoming a typical trope in modern cinema. The film questions what a typical family should or should not look like in modern day Japan, and how we may meet these changes.



This film was produced under the New Directions in Japanese Cinema (NDJC) Project. NDJC is a government initiative by the Agency of Cultural Affairs in partnership with VIPO (Visual Industry Promotion Organisation), of which aims to support young film makers and inspire a new age of Japanese cinema. Under the project a number of films are published annually and shot using 35mm film.

Year: 2016
Length: 30 mins
Classification rating: Recommended for ages 12+

In Japanese with English subtitles

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Director: Fukuda Momoko

Screenplay: Fukuda Momoko

Producer: Satoshi Fukushima and Taguchi Yusuke

Executive Producer: Matsutani Takayuki

Cast: Sonim, Itsuji Itao, Takashi Yamanaka, Jyonmyon Pe and Kinuo Yamada

Format: 35mm colour