Film will screen on October 9,11
The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will screen Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Studio 4°C‘s anime film of Kanako Nishi‘s Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel, on October 9 and October 11. The film will screen at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on October 9 and at the Vancity Theatre at the VIFF Centre on October 11.
VIFF describes the film:
In this spirited rebellion against patriarchal culture’s body-shaming and denial of pleasure to women, Nikuko (‘Meat-girl,’ voiced by Shinobu Ōtake) is a plus-sized single mother who adores food, Japanese wordplay, and shifty men, and never loses her joie de vivre. After drifting half her life with daughter Kikuko (voiced by Cocomi, daughter of SMAP megastar Takuya Kimura), Nikuko settles in an idyllic fishing village, and finds work at a yakiniku joint. Kikuko’s…