Her Sketchbook

Dir: Masaya Ozaki
Cast: Mugi Kadowaki, Takahiro Miura
106mins   2017   Japan   12A   Japanese    Subtitled   

Sekai wa kyô kara kimi no mono

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme  2020
Happiness is a State of Mind: Joy and Despair in Japanese Cinema

Mami dropped out of school and has become a 'hikikomori' (shut-in) who rarely leaves her room full of books and comics. She has been escaping reality by immersing herself in copying her favourite manga illustrations. When she accepts a job as a video-game tester which wasn't supposed to involve talking, but things don't go as planned.

Organised by the Japan Foundation with Major Support from Japan Airlines, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and Yakult, with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU, and in Cultural Partnership with Modern Culture.