SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2018

OMOTENASHI

Taiwan China, Japan, 2018, 96 min.
Production: Epic Entertainment, Shochiku Studio
Languages: Chinese, Japanese, English
Format: DCP

Scriptwriters: Jay Chern, Mami Sunada
Director: Jay Chern
DoP: Jay Chern
Composer: Li-Chi Kuo
Producers: Jay Chern, Junichi Kitagawa
Cast: Rena Tanaka, Po-Chieh Wang, Kimiko Yo, Tae Kimura

In Japanese the term “omotenashi” describes the virtue of traditional hospitality. The Mingyueguan is an old hotel in the suburbs of Kyoto, struggling for survival. It is bought by a construction company in Taipei, owned by Charles, who sends his son Jacky to Kyoto to supervise the renovation. But the boy has other things on his mind: to win back his girlfriend he turns the hotel into a wedding venue – but he first has to learn “omotenashi” from a learned Kimura sensei.

Jay Chern

Born in Taiwan, and raised in Texas, Jay Chern graduated in film from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2007 he returned to Taipei and studied directing at Taipei National University of the Arts. In 2011–2012 he made his graduation film “Thief”, which won numerous awards.

2016 Warmth
2014 Dawn / Spring
2011 Thief (short)