North American Premiere – Shunji Iwai (Swallowtail Butterfly, All About Lily Chou-Chou) brings an enchanting new experience to the screen. Starring singer AiNA THE END in her first leading role, Kyrie tells the story of a street musician who cannot speak and can only communicate through song.

With a cast rounded out by acclaimed young actors Hokuto Matsumura, Haru Kuroki and Suzu Hirose, the film is told across over 10 years and explores the delicate shape of young love, hurt and family.

What tragedy stole Kyrie’s voice? What thread connects her to her friends? And what future can they weave together?

Iwai’s Kyrie is a powerful and painful odyssey propelled forward by a stirring musical collaboration between AiNA THE END and Takeshi Kobayashi, the songwriter for Lily Chou-Chou (Salyu) and Swallowtail Butterfly’s Yen Town Band.

Tickets: Japan Society

Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 PM
333 East 47th Street New York, NY
Shunji Iwai
Shunji Iwai
AiNA THE END, Hokuto Matsumura, Haru Kuroki, Suzu Hirose

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