★ Sept.30 Sun @ 12:00PM 【San Francisco Premiere】
2017 | 70 min | with English Subtitles | Directed by Takumi Saito
Blank 13 is actor Takumi Saito’s feature-film directorial debut and has won multiple awards including the Best Director in the Asian New Talent Awards at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival.
Family members learn the whereabouts of their father (Lily Franky) who vanished without a trace 13 years ago. However, he dies of cancer three months later, leaving Koji (Issei Takahashi) and his family members without closure. Koji and his family think they can’t reclaim the lost 13 years, but the stories told about their father by mourners at the funeral reveal the truth that was unknown to the family.
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