A Sparkle of Life

Tue 21 Feb 2017


A celebration of Japan Week at the University of Stirling in our cinema.

All Tickets: £5


Tae, a 77-year-old widow, attempts to inject a ‘spark’ into her life and signs up with a matchmaking service in pursuit of a last chance at love. Despite the impending bad dates and the unrelenting opposition from those around her, Tae stays in search of her silver-haired knight in shining armour.

A Sparkle of Life is a wonderful romantic comedy by rookie filmmaker Bunji Sotoyama that will make you laugh and cry. Exploring the hopes and dreams of Japan’s aging population, the film was a huge hit in its native Japan and even received praise from Japan’s late theatre director Yukio Ninagawa, who described it as ‘a movie that makes getting old OK.’

*This film will be screened in our Playhouse Studio. 

Directed By
Bunji Sotoyama
Year Made
Japan 2013