Over the Fence

  • 16 Feb 2018
  • 28 Feb 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • 16 Feb 2018, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM
  • 28 Feb 2018, 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Over the Fence

Part of the Boston Festival of Films from Japan

Friday, February 16, 2018 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)


Second Screening

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)


Directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita (Japan, 2016, 112 min.). Digital. Japanese with English subtitles.

In this unique romance, a recently divorced man named Shiraiwa (Joe Odagiri) relocates to another town to start a new life. Shiraiwa, whose marriage ended under traumatic circumstances, begins the process of healing in his own way—he signs up for carpentry lessons at a vocational school, and starts training for the upcoming season of local baseball. When one of his classmates brings him to a local “hostess club,” Shiraiwa meets an eccentric hostess, Satoshi, who takes an instant liking to him, and the two form a unique bond. Over the Fence is the third in a trilogy of adaptations based on short stories by Japanese novelist Sato Yasushi, who wrote extensively about a fictional seaside town based on his home city of Hakodate.

Tickets are required for this event. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

© 2017 Japan Society of Boston, Inc  |  50 Milk Street 18F, Boston, MA 02109  |  617-514-7345  | Info@JapanSocietyBoston.org