Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana

Giovanni’s Island during the Spring Showcase

The Pacific Arts Movement (Pac-Arts) will present its 5 th Annual Spring Showcase from April 16 to 25 at the UltraStar Mission Valley, including 18 Asian and Asian-American films from 8 countries.   The JSSDT will co-present the film “GIOVANNI’S ISLAND” at 1pm on Saturday, April 18.  On the disputed island of Shikotan, war between Japan and the USSR didn’t end after WWII. But the ongoing clash doesn’t keep 10-year-old Junpei and his young Russian neighbor Tanya from becoming fast friends. While the older generation plots to claim the island for their respective nations, Tanya, Junpei, and his younger brother Kanta scout the island for their own emotional peace, cradled in young love, music, and the imagination.  Watch the trailer here.  Buy advance tickets at pac-arts.org.

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