Memories of Matsuko (Kiraware Matsuko no issho)

July 7, 2007
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Saturday, July 7 at 8:45 pm
Sunday, July 8 at 1 pm

Winner of the Asian Film Award and the Kinema Jumpo Award for best actress!

U.S. Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2006, 130 min., 35mm, color. Directed Tetsuya Nakashima. With Miki Nakatani, Eita and Teruyuki Kagawa.

Once a gorgeous, talented teacher and singer, Matsuko’s life takes a drastic nosedive, descending through family banishment, prostitution, yakuza, abusive love and eventually, her own murder. Director Nakashima (Kamikaze Girls) counters this tragedy with a great sense of irony and humor, full of eye-popping colors and candy-coated musical numbers.

Tickets: $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am – 4:45 pm.

Saturday, July 7 at 8:45 pm:


Sunday, July 8 at 1 pm:


*  The Special Student Discount, reduced from $10 to $4.50, is made possible by the generous support of The Globus Family (Ticket discount is available for the first 700 tickets).

See overview of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film.

View trailer on YouTube (in Japanese).

  • Saturday, July 7, 2007
  • 8:45 pm