Festival for the Fish

March, 2004
By Yu Miri
Directed by Kwong Loke

“I’m going to kill him too as I hate his sad face full of razor cuts.”

A glimpse into the dark underbelly of modern life in Japan. The estranged members of a working class Japanese family gather for the youngest son’s funeral. His diary reveals a deeply scarring Oedipal experience. Human relationships at their most affectionate and most bitter are played out and a family of strangers are reunited by a common past.

Yu Miri is one of Japan’s foremost contemporary writers. Festival for the Fish won the Kishida Drama Award in 1992.



March, 2004