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Genre: Drama
Synopsis

Are you using your egg and germ cells in a manner useful for the society and the humankind? Junko is nearly 30, nearing the traditional ‘best before’ of the Japanese society, and feels increasing pressure: without a partner candidate or even a particular wish to have children anytime soon, she decides to become an egg donor. And not just for the free Hawaii trip that would be the prize if her candidacy is successful. At a counseling session, she meets her niece Aki who has similar plans. Together, they soon see how competitive social and evolutionary rules can mess up the best human relationships, particularly when such rules are mixed with the fossilized attitudes of a society which is frantically hanging on to traditions.

 

Approaching the rather seldom addressed problem in the Japanese society playfully, through clever metaphors and with a fresh directing style, director Ryo Kawasaki has succeeded in talking about big topics without losing a warm connection to the characters – the fragile beings who struggle to cope between the triple cogs of Evolution, Existence and Competition on a daily basis.

Hannes Aava

Director
Ryo Kawasaki

graduated from WASEDA University of Theater Play and Moving Image Philosophy Department, Ryo Kawasaki worked on various pre-productions for TV Drama and Films for several years. In the last few years, she has made several short films, which have been presented at numerous festivals all over Japan. "Wasted Eggs" is her first full-length film.

Filmography
  • Wasted Eggs (2018)
Mon, 26.11.2018
6:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
110903
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 110903
Movie guests
Producer Emi Ueyama, Director  Ryo Kawasaki, Cast  Sora Kawai, Cast  Mitsue Terasaka
Tue, 27.11.2018
5:00 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
121801
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 121801
Sat, 01.12.2018
2:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
160306
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 160306
Movie guests
 
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Japan
Year: 2018
Duration: 70 minutes
Language: Japanese
Director: Ryo Kawasaki
Producer: ​Emi Ueyama
DOP: Kiyohito Tanabe
Composer: Miki Kobayashi
Cast: Mitsue Terasaka, Sora Kawai, Chieko Misaka, ChiseNiitsu, Supika Yufune
Production: Article Films
Synopsis

Are you using your egg and germ cells in a manner useful for the society and the humankind? Junko is nearly 30, nearing the traditional ‘best before’ of the Japanese society, and feels increasing pressure: without a partner candidate or even a particular wish to have children anytime soon, she decides to become an egg donor. And not just for the free Hawaii trip that would be the prize if her candidacy is successful. At a counseling session, she meets her niece Aki who has similar plans. Together, they soon see how competitive social and evolutionary rules can mess up the best human relationships, particularly when such rules are mixed with the fossilized attitudes of a society which is frantically hanging on to traditions.

 

Approaching the rather seldom addressed problem in the Japanese society playfully, through clever metaphors and with a fresh directing style, director Ryo Kawasaki has succeeded in talking about big topics without losing a warm connection to the characters – the fragile beings who struggle to cope between the triple cogs of Evolution, Existence and Competition on a daily basis.

Hannes Aava

Director
Ryo Kawasaki

graduated from WASEDA University of Theater Play and Moving Image Philosophy Department, Ryo Kawasaki worked on various pre-productions for TV Drama and Films for several years. In the last few years, she has made several short films, which have been presented at numerous festivals all over Japan. "Wasted Eggs" is her first full-length film.

Filmography
  • Wasted Eggs (2018)