Yakuza Princess

Director: Vicente Amorim Run Time: 111 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

Starring: Eijiro Ozaki, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, MASUMI, Toshiji Takeshima, Tsuyoshi Ihara

Country: Brazil
Language: English

About the film:

Adapted from the graphic novel “Shiro” by Danilo Beyruth, Yakuza Princess had its world premiere at the 2021 Fantasia Festival.

In the expansive Japanese community of Sao Paulo in Brazil — the largest Japanese diaspora in the world — Akemi finds out that she’s the heiress to the Yakuza empire. Forging an uneasy alliance with an amnesiac stranger who believes an ancient sword binds their two fates, Akemi must unleash war against those who now want her dead.

About the filmmaker:

Raised all over the world, director Vicente Amorim is fluent in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish. As an assistant director, he has countless Brazilian and international films to his name. He has directed music videos, a television series and short films. His feature films have screened at Toronto, Rotterdam, New Directors/New Films (MoMA), and San Sebastián, among others, and include his debut O Caminho das Nuvens, Good, Motorrad, and The Division.

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Ohio Arts Council
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The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
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