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Pisko the Crab Child is in Love

Directed by Makoto Nagahisa

Produced by Yasuo Suzuki

Japan | Japanese | 18' | Fiction

Pisko's father is a crab while her mother is human. Pisko falls in love with her teacher, but gets her heart broken when he leaves her because she is a crab child. Her friend Kubokayo encourages Pisko to go on a trip, where she then confesses her feelings. This is a love story about Pisko.

"Pisko the Crab Child is in Love" is an absolute mind-blower from the visionary Makoto Nagahisa. This love story is anything but ordinary, spinning the whimsical yet deeply moving tale of Pisko, a girl born to a human mother and a crab father. When the sting of unrequited love hits hard, Pisko sets off on a wild journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

Nagahisa's spontaneous creativity is paired with a DIY style that screams punk rock rebellion. Filmed in a 1990s handheld camcorder style, this film isn't just shot—it's unleashed. The soul-searching exploration of love and identity here feel so impulsive, you get a sense that cinema is just exploding straight from Nagahisa’s brain. Who knows what wild, electrifying thoughts buzz inside Nagahisa's head. It’s a bizarre, fascinating place you definitely want to be. This film isn’t just a watch; it’s an experience. Strap in and let yourself be taken on this ride—it’s one heck of a journey. — Vincent DeLuca, Programmer

Saturday, August 17 at 9:00 PM

Assistance League Theatre

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