Karakara wins double award

The Japanese-Canadian co-production Karakara was the winner of two awards at the 36th Montreal World Film Festival on Monday. The movie, which was set entirely in Okinawa, won the ‘Openness to the World Award’ and also the prestigious ‘Public Award’ for most popular Canadian feature film. I was very proud to have been able to contribute something to the film, however small.

Gabriel Arcand, Claude Gagnon and Youki Kudoh on the evening of the closing ceremony in Montreal.

Director Claude Gagnon makes acceptance speech.

Youki Kudoh

The awards make front page news back in Okinawa.

The Okinawan premiere of Karakara takes place on 17th September at Ryukyu Shimpo Hall in Naha where it will be the closing film in the Bonjour Quebec! cinema week. It then goes on general release throughout Japan in January.

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