No Longer Human

November 19, 2022
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Adapting the life of celebrated novelist Osamu Dazai (played by Shun Oguri), visionary director Mika Ninagawa’s (Sakuran, JC 2008; Helter Skelter, JC) sumptuous period piece focuses on the troubled, womanizing author’s formative relationships with his wife and two mistresses during his late-career years. Not shying away from Dazai’s addictive and self-destructive behavior, Ninagawa’s film paints the author’s spiraling lifestyle with decadent precision, as his constant drinking, suicide attempts and inner demons all point to the writer’s inevitable demise while on the verge of completing his greatest work.

Dir. Mika Ninagawa, 2019, 120 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Shun Oguri, Rie Miyazawa, Erika Sawajiri, Fumi Nikaido.

Part of the ACA Cinema Project, The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond
November 11—20, 2022

Image: © 2019 “No Longer Human” Film Partners

ACA Cinema Project, The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond is Co-presented by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.

Lead Sponsor

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • 1:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets