Blue Spring (Aoi haru)
New York premiere.
2001, 83 min., color, 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. Written by Toshiaki Toyoda, based on manga by Taiyou Matsumoto. With Ryuhei Matsuda, Hirofumi Arai, Sosuke Takaoka, Yusuke Oshiba. Print courtesy of Micott & Basara, Inc.
Taiyou Matsumoto, one of the most popular manga artists today, gave permission for the film adaptation of his works for the first time with Blue Spring, directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. On the rooftop of a boys’ high school, Kujo spends some of his last school years playing a dangerous game with his friends, who know that their violent yet apathetic school life will end soon.
This film includes graphic violence.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students $5.
- Friday, April 23, 2004
- 6:30 pm