The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the Lewes Public Library, and Movies at Midway are proud to sponsor the monthly film series, Around the World. This series features critically acclaimed, award-winning, international independent films. Around the World takes place at 7:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month (September - May) in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (map). Screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Film Society office at 302-645-9095, or the Lewes Public Library at 302-645-2733.

The generosity of Movies at Midway enables admission to the film series to be free and open to the public.

Note: The first 48 arrivals for events in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway are entitled to a theater-style seat. Portable chairs will be available after theater-style seats are occupied.

 

 

Key of Life

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:00 pm
Location: The Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway
Admission: Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.

This entertaining comedy directed by Kenji Uchida combines humor, romance, and stolen identities as the lives of three people unexpectedly intertwine. Sakura is a struggling, unlucky, out-of-work actor. Soothing his worries at a bathhouse turns to opportunity when a man named Kondo (who is a contract killer) takes a fall and loses his memory. Sakura decides to take on Kondo’s identity while leaving his old existence to the injured stranger. Each man struggles to deal with the unknowns of his new life and the often amusing challenges it brings. Kanae, a beautiful career woman, has her wedding completely planned, except that she needs a groom. While Sakura begins to enjoy the fast life, Kondo meets Kanae, who becomes eager to help him overcome amnesia and rebuild his life. As Kondo’s memory slowly returns, the identity switch begins to unravel and all three attempt to resolve which parts of their old and new lives they will hold on to, and which they will leave behind. Maggie Lee of Variety writes, “Breezy rhythm, witty dialogue and excellent thespian chemistry ... a chessboard of ingenious subplots!” [2012, Japan, Runtime: 128 min, Japanese with English subtitles] Starring Masato Sakai (Sakura), Teruyuki Kagawa (Kondo), and Ryoko Hirosue (Kanae).

Watch the trailer.