Directed by Hiroshi Okuyama
  • Japan
  • 1hr 16min
  • 2018
  • Japanese with English Subtitles

Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Okuyama snapped up one of the biggest financial prizes in world cinema at San Sebastian for this first feature. The quirky, offbeat and deadpan Jesus is a whole new take on the character of Christ, presented here in a miniature form as the new friend of Yura, a shy and quiet little boy. Yura is struggling to fit in at his new school, a Christian place of learning where his classmates are avid massgoers. 

Whimsical and wafer thin, Hiroshi Okuyama has fashioned a sweet fable about a lonely boy and his imaginary friend.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Kenichi Akiyama
Mari Hatsumi
Yûko Kibiki

Filmmakers in Attendance

Schedule & Tickets

28 Feb 18:30 Light House Cinema