(Itoshi No Airiin,愛しのアイリーン)

Special Screenings


Edition: QCinema 2018
Country:   Japan
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
TRT: 137m
Rating: R13


42-year old loser Iwao Shishido screws up his one shot at love, and leaves home to go to the Philippines. He uses the 3 million yen he saved up over the years to join a tour and find a bride. After meeting with 30 local women one after another, he goes into a panic and finally picks one randomly. The girl he picks is a Filipino named Irene, who was born in a poor fishing village. Two weeks after Iwao’s sudden departure, he comes back to find his father Genzo dead, and his family in the middle of the funeral. The young Irene is revealed to a crowd of murmuring mourners. When Tsuru hears that her only son, who’s gone his entire life without ever being in love, has married a girl she’s never met, she becomes infuriated. She grabs the family’s hunting rifle and points its gleaming barrel at Irene…!

Keisuke Yoshida
Yusuke Iseya, Nats Sitoy, Ken Yasuda
Official Accounts

Keisuke Yoshida

Keisuke Yoshida began making films while studying at Tokyo Visual Arts. He worked as lighting engineer for Director Shinya Tsukamoto. In 2006, he directed Raw Summer which won the Fantastic Off-Theater Grand Prix Prize at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. In 2008, Yoshida released his novel Cafe ISOBE and attracted media attention for creating a movie based on his own book. Since then, he has released several original movies such as Sankaku (2010), The Workhorse & the Bigmouth (2013), and Silver Spoon (2014). Yoshida’s filmmaking style opened new grounds in Japanese cinema which earned him recognition both in his country and abroad.

Screening Schedule

  • 10/25 Thu
    9:30p Gateway Cineplex 7 Q&A with Filmmaker
  • 10/27 Sat
    8:30p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8
  • 10/29 Mon
    4:00p Gateway Cineplex 7

Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.

The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.