2006, 130 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima. With Miki Nakatani, Eika, Yusuke Iseya.
Best of Unreleased Naughties
"Stunningly inventive, crammed with ideas and emotional truth, high on the possibilities of cinema." – Tom Huddleston, Time Out London
The greatest musical about a hot-as-hell dead bag lady ever filmed! An unlikely cross between Moulin Rouge, Citizen Kane and Amelie, Memories of Matsuko is a magical realist descent into the suppressed history (both farce and tragedy) of the most unfortunate woman you’ve ever seen on screen, enriched by the one-of-a-kind visual style of director Tetsuya Nakashima, who truly makes this epic/musical/melodrama sing like no other. Miki Nakatani was awarded Best Actress by the Kinema Junpo Awards, Mainichi Film Concours, Asian Film Awards and the Japanese Academy for her astonishing multifaceted performance in this film. Matsuko was a hit at the first JAPAN CUTS in 2007, and we’re bringing it back by popular demand as one of the best unreleased Japanese films of the decade.
$12 / $8 Japan Society members, seniors & students
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- July 15, 2010
- 6:15 pm