• World Focus
Life and Nothing More
Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza
  • Drama
  • Youth Drama
Asian Premiere
Schedule & Ticket
10/27 18:10- (113min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Antonio Méndez Esparza(Director/Screenplay)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
10/29 10:30- (113min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Antonio Méndez Esparza(Director/Screenplay)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
Situation of seats
:Still seats available :Only few seats left
:Tickets are sold out
* Tickets for some screenings/programs may be available again after sold-out.
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Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.
Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African-American in today's America. With his mother longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressures of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father leads him to a dangerous crossroads.
Director Antonio Méndez Esparza

Antonio Méndez Esparza was born in Madrid and studied law at university. However, he developed his entire professional career in the USA, first studying film at UCLA and then finishing an MFA in Filmmaking at Columbia University. His latest short film won numerous awards and his first feature film Aquí y Allá: Here and There won the Critics' Week Grand Prize Award at Cannes Film Festival 2012.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Antonio Méndez Esparza
Producer : Pedro Hernández Santos
Cinematographer : Barbu Balasoiu
Editor : Santiago Oviedo
Production Designer : Lara Tejela
Sound : Luis Argüelles
Cast Andrew Bleechington
Regina Williams
Robert Williams
Ry'nesia Chambers
113min. Color English | 2017 Spain/USA |
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From 12:00pm on Sept. 27 Wed - 13:00pm on Oct. 3 Tue
"The Stand-In Thief" (Special Screenings)
"Ismael's Ghosts" (World Focus)
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Oct. 15 Sun
Japanese Cinema Splash・World Focus・Youth
Special Screenings・Special Program
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Oct. 25 Wed 9:30am〜
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