Directed by Jay Chern
Canadian Premiere. When the moon no longer shines, the beautiful yet obsolete Bright Moon Ryokan in Shiga is acquired by the innkeeper, Mitsuko ’s former Taiwanese lover, who sends his son Jacky to supervise the renovation. Unaware of Jacky’s hidden agenda, she is excited about the idea of turning the hotel into a wedding venue, and suggests that he learns “omotenashi”, the virtue of traditional Japanese hospitality, together with her daughter and the otaku helper.
In 2006, Jay Chern graduated summa cum laude from the film program at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2007, he returned to Taipei to become reacquainted with a culture he had long forgotten. He was accepted to the directing program at Taipei National University of the Arts, Graduate School of Filmmaking. In 2011-2012 he directed and shot his thesis short Thief, which won Best Short Film at Golden Horse Awards, Best Director at Golden Bell Awards, Best Asian Short at Tokyo’s Short Shorts Film Festival. In 2014 he wrote, directed and shot his first 90 min feature Dawn/Spring, which was nominated for Six Golden Bell Awards. Omotenashi is his latest feature work, which won the award at Hong Kong HAF 2017.
Writers: Jay Chern & Mami Sunada
Producers: Jay Chern & Junichi Kitagawa
Cast: Edison Wang Po-Chieh,Rena Tanaka, Kimiko Yo
Late Night Features Series, November 3 / Late Night Series / 105 minsLate Night Series: Omotenashi by Jay Chern
Preceded by: Omotenashi