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  • The Cary Theater | Cary NC
Synopsis

I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

I Was A Simple Man is a ghost story set in the pastoral countryside of the north shore of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Revealed in four chapters, it tells the story of an elderly man facing the end of his life, visited by the ghosts of his past. Incorporating familial history and mythology, dream logic and surrealism, I Was a Simple Man is a time-shifting, kaleidoscopic story of a fractured family facing the death of their patriarch that will take us from the high-rises of contemporary Honolulu to pre-WWII pastorals of O‘ahu and, finally, into the beyond.

“A gentle reflection on memory and death, featuring Constance Wu as the ghost of a woman who returns to comfort her Japanese Hawaiian husband near the end of his life” – The Hollywood Reporter

Reviews

Constance Wu Stars in a Hushed and Haunting Hawaii Ghost Story
–  IndieWire

Part ghost story, part memory piece, “I Was a Simple Man” creates a cinema that is meticulously physical and wildly metaphysical
The New Yorker

A Beguilingly Restful Ghost Story That Moves With the Hawaiian Breeze
Variety

Cast & Crew

DIRECTOR:

Christopher Makoto Yogi

WRITER:

Christopher Makoto Yogi

PRODUCER:

Christopher Makoto Yogi
Sarah S. Kim

CAST:

Steve Iwamoto
Constance Wu
Film Specs

Country of Origin: USA

Format: DCP/1.85/Color

Sound Format: 5.1 Surround

Running Time: 100 minutes

Genre: Drama

Rating: Not Rated

In English

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