Tokyo Lift-Off 2017 – The Trade, and shorts

The Trade

Tuesday 9th May, 8.15 - 10pm
@ Uplink, 渋谷, 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawacho, 37−18, トツネビル2F


The Counselor
Dir. Guy Bauer
USA | 2016 | 11 mins
At a crisis center in late 1971, a freshly minted counsellor on the late shift takes his first call: a suicidal teenager whose parents won’t let her come home for Christmas. The call exposes truths about each that lead to a surprising conclusion.


Whale Heart
Dir. Robert Allen
Denmark | 2016 | 8 mins
In an isolated whaling community, a man has developed an ungodly way of preparing himself to kill the creatures upon which his livelihood depends, and now he must initiate his son into their harsh and bloody trade.


The Trade
Dir. Matthew T. Burns
USA | 2016 | 64mins | Language: English with Japanese Subtitles
10 years after his retirement, "death-match" wrestler Nick Mondo is distressed to find a younger generation mimicking his former self-destructive antics.

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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