Thurs 11 July | 17:30 | Pálás Screen 3

2023 | USA, Japan | 117’

English, Japanese, Spanish (English Subtitles)

This charming dramedy centers on a Japanese corporate turnaround artist, Hideki. Confident that he has the secret sauce to recharge any stagnant brand, he’s got a slick pitch deck, and he’s engaged to the corporate vice-president he reports to. His company is about to liquidate a money-hemorrhaging cattle ranch in Montana, when he parachutes in for a quick fix. His Japanese beef consultant goes hilariously native, and Hideki immediately sees that his idea for a quick fix was mistaken. Now unsettled and off the grid in an alien culture, Hideki recalibrates his values and his life goals. Director Marc Marriott and cinematographer Oscar Ignacio Jiménez create a Big Sky setting that could reset any of us in need of self-discovery.

European Premiere

Director: Marc Marriott
Writers: Dave Boyle, Ayako Fujitani
Producer: Brigham Taylor
Cast: Arata Iura, Ayako Fujitani, Goya Robles, Robin Weigert, Jun Kunimura

Principal funder