RENDAN-Quartet for Two (Rendan)

March 17, 2005
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Thursday, March 17
6:30 pm

2000, 104 min., 35mm, color. In Japanese with English subtitles. New York premiere. Directed by Naoto Takenaka. Written by Maruo Kyozuka. Cinematography by Yasushi Sasakibara. With Naoto Takenaka, Yuki Amami, Keika Fukitsuka, Yuta Minowa. Print courtesy of Shochiku Co., Ltd.

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A very contemporary family drama, this film is a sensitive portrayal of two young children as they adjust to the breakup of their parents’ marriage. In a complete reversal of the stereotypical household, Shotaro is a timid, stingy house-husband, while tall and strikingly beautiful Minako is a career woman who enjoys her job and her love affairs. Takenaka, a multi-talented director/actor/TV personality, co-stars with Yuki Amami, a former Takarazuka male impersonator.

Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students $5. 

  • Thursday, March 17, 2005
  • 6:30 pm