JFTFP: The Dark Maidens (15) S

Saturday 10 February 2018

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  • Director Saiji Yakumo
  • Origin Japan
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 105 minutes

A murder mystery following six pretty JK (slang for Joshi Kosei, high school girls), who all have something to hide. The film’s Japanese title literally translates to “pitch black girls”, highlighting the characters personalities which soon become dark. One day, pupil Itsumi Shiraishi (Marie Iitoyo) dies at the Seibo Maria Girls High School. The daughter of the school’s administrator, Itsumi was envied by all the students there. Surrounding her death is a shroud of mystery; did Itsumi kill herself, was she killed accidentally or intentionally? At the time of her death, she held a lily of the valley flower in her hand. A rumour spreads that someone in the school’s literature club, which Itsumi had presided, killed Itsumi…

Screening as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018. To book a pass enabling entry to all eleven films in this season at a reduced rate please click here.

This film will start promptly at the advertised time with no adverts or trailers. 

PRIZE GIVEAWAY - One attendee of this screening will be chosen at random to receive a prize of two mugs courtesy of tour sponsor Japan Centre

©2017 “The Dark Maidens” Film Partners, © Rikako Akiyoshi/Futabasha Publishers Ltd. 2013