Japanese Film Festival | Satellite
Comedy

Survival Family

サバイバルファミリー

Directed by: Shinobu Yaguchi

Year: 2017

Length: 117 minutes

Classification rating: All

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A POST-APOCALYPTIC COMEDY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The Suzukis are a self-indulgent family who squirm at the sight of a dead fish. When Tokyo abruptly loses all forms of electricity—clocks stop, trains halt, and purification plants stop pumping water—they find themselves trapped in a city slicker’s first world nightmare.

Food and water have always been conveniently available but when resources run scarce, the city crumbles and chaos begins. Comically unfit and scarily unprepared, the Suzukis hop on their pushbikes to escape the pandemonium and reluctantly head to grandpa’s farm in Kagoshima.

Thrown in the face of first-world challenges, they encounter ups-and-downs which ultimately bring their family together. And through their journey across mountains and farmland, they realise the gravity of taking resources for granted.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi

Producer: Takashi Ishihara, Minami Ichikawa and Kiyoshi Nagai

Screenplay: Shinobu Yaguchi

Cast: Fumiyo Kohinata, Eri Fukatsu, Yuki Izumisawa and Wakana Aoi

Genre: Comedy

Format: DCP colour