PALE MOON’s Passion & Crime

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

My Warmth, let me steal your heart.

Written by

Jude Bautista

Life has become mundane for Rika (Rie Miyazawa). Her bank uniform hides her slender but womanly figure. She is considered attractive to most but there’s sadness in her face that diminishes it. Her husband seems more concerned with work than her. She has her head down most of the time, that’s why when someone called out her name in the subway she didn’t hear it at first. It was Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) a college student who told her he was the grandson of her client she made a house call to.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

She didn’t give it a second thought, thinking he was just greeting her. As she went down the steps, she realized he was following her. What was she feeling? Was she scared? She lost him when she got on the train. The next day he saw her again across the platform, the opposite way of where she was going. A train whizzes by between them and she’s gone. Kota was disappointed. When he turns around he sees her approaching him. They stood together face to face in the train. They go into a motel room. She suddenly changes her mind and tries to walk out the door. Without warning he grabs her.

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PALE MOON is one of many films you can watch for free at this year’s EIGA SAI Film festival running from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall. Make sure to check screening schedules and arrive early as tickets are on a first come first served basis. This fest marks the 60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship and (JFM) Japan Foundation Manila’s 20th Anniversary. JFM is the film festival’s main organizer.

from left: Shang Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Concio–Dualan, CCP Artistic Dir/ Cinemalaya Festival Dir Chris Millado, JFM Dir Hiroaki Uesugi and Cinemalaya Associate Festival Dir Tess Rances. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Shang Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Concio–Dualan, CCP Artistic Dir/ Cinemalaya Festival Dir Chris Millado, JFM Dir Hiroaki Uesugi and Cinemalaya Associate Festival Dir Tess Rances. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall. Photo by Jude Bautista

This year EIGA SAI has allied with CINEMALAYA and will have a screenings at the CCP on (July 8, August 6, 9, 10 and 12). On July 8, there will be a one-time special screening of Director Harada’s film: THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. It includes a Director’s Talk, where Masato Harada shares his experience and knowledge about the art and his career in filmmaking. His second Director’s Talk, focusing on the making of KAKEKOMI, will be held at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 on July 9.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

PALE MOON is based on bestselling novel PAPER MOON by Kakuta Mitsuyo. On the surface it seems like a typical melodrama about morality. But it is far more than that, there are a lot of layers and alludes to the role of women and what it means to be truly liberated from the expectations of society.

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from left: Sumi (Satomi Kobayashi) and Rika (Rie Miyazawa) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

from left: Sumi (Satomi Kobayashi) and Rika (Rie Miyazawa) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays main character Rika Umezawa, which won for her a Best Actress Award at the Tokyo Intl Film fest and the 38th Japan Academy Awards. The film also won Audience Choice for director Daihachi Yoshida in TIFF. The Best Actress award is one of many for Miyazawa she’s won for TWILIGHT SAMURAI, which was nominated as Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars. She also earned Best Actress in Moscow International Film Fest for Hong Kong produced PEONY PAVILLON. Rie started off as a model to become one of Japan’s most respected and admired actresses.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Her character here in PALE MOON seems meek but discovers an inner strength to break the rules. Soon after starting an extra marital affair she begins to pinch an amount here and there in her job at the bank. She takes advantage of clerical mistakes of a co-worker and is soon emboldened. From small gifts of expensive watches for her young lover it grows more and more. There are the luxurious getaways in 5 star hotels, Apple Macintosh computer and even a luxury car.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Spending on her lover however is only an excuse. There’s a desire in her to break conventions for her perceived higher purpose. This started during her days as a child in Catholic school. There was this seed of wanting to be free from rules as opposed to stealing money for material needs. She becomes addicted to the freedom of choice that money affords her, even though she knows it’s fleeting.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

All screenings are free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but admission process may differ according to venues. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 (July 7 to 17), Abreeza Mall Cinema, Davao (July 22 to 24), FDCP Cinematheque, Davao (July 26 to 30), Cultural Center of the Philippines (July 8, August 6, 9, 10 and 12), SM Baguio Cinema, Baguio City (August 11 to 14), FDCP Cinematheque Baguio (August 15), Ayala Center Cebu (August 17 to 21) and UP Film Institute (August 17 to 20).

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

EIGASAI is generously supported by Shangri-La Plaza, Shang Cineplex, UP Film Institute, Cultural Center of the Philippines, SM Supermalls, SM Baguio City, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japanese Association of Northern Luzon, Sa Lubong-Baguio, Cordillera Green Network, JT International (Philippines) Inc., Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Muji, Watami, Crystal Cup Ozeki Philippines, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Masafumi (Seiichi Tanabe) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Masafumi (Seiichi Tanabe) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

All screenings are free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but admission process may differ according to venues. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 (July 7 to 17), Abreeza Mall Cinema, Davao (July 22 to 24), FDCP Cinematheque, Davao (July 26 to 30), Cultural Center of the Philippines (July 8, August 6, 9, 10 and 12), SM Baguio Cinema, Baguio City (August 11 to 14), FDCP Cinematheque Baguio (August 15), Ayala Center Cebu (August 17 to 21) and UP Film Institute (August 17 to 20).

Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

EIGASAI is generously supported by Shangri-La Plaza, Shang Cineplex, UP Film Institute, Cultural Center of the Philippines, SM Supermalls, SM Baguio City, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japanese Association of Northern Luzon, Sa Lubong-Baguio, Cordillera Green Network, JT International (Philippines) Inc., Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Muji, Watami, Crystal Cup Ozeki Philippines, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

All screenings are free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but admission process may differ according to venues. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 (July 7 to 17), Abreeza Mall Cinema, Davao (July 22 to 24), FDCP Cinematheque, Davao (July 26 to 30), Cultural Center of the Philippines (July 8, August 6, 9, 10 and 12), SM Baguio Cinema, Baguio City (August 11 to 14), FDCP Cinematheque Baguio (August 15), Ayala Center Cebu (August 17 to 21) and UP Film Institute (August 17 to 20).

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

EIGASAI is generously supported by Shangri-La Plaza, Shang Cineplex, UP Film Institute, Cultural Center of the Philippines, SM Supermalls, SM Baguio City, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japanese Association of Northern Luzon, Sa Lubong-Baguio, Cordillera Green Network, JT International (Philippines) Inc., Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Muji, Watami, Crystal Cup Ozeki Philippines, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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