Films

Bicycle (Jitensha) (21:00)

Japan/USA | 2009
Japanese (English subtitles)
 

Director:
Dean Yamada
Bicycle

It seems as if Mamoru’s life can’t get any worse.  Then his beloved bicycle starts disappearing … stolen one piece at a time.  When he’s given a chance to retrieve the pieces, he embarks on a journey to rebuild his bicycle and finds that his own life is also being rebuilt.  Won Best Dramatic Short at 2010 Windsong Film Festival.  www.jitenshamovie.com

Director’s Statement

After receiving my MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, I began teaching film at Biola University.  For this film, I brought a crew of 13 American college students to Tokyo to experience a world unfamiliar to them.  It was a beautiful experience, which I hope translates onto the screen.