CLASSICS: Rediscoveries & Restorations
10th Anniversary Screening
SOLD OUT: A waitlist will begin at the Box Office one hour prior to the screening. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee admission.
Intro with star Kirin Kiki
The Yokoyama family gathers for an annual commemoration of the eldest son Junpei, who drowned fifteen years ago while saving someone’s life. Over the course of the day, suppressed tensions and resentments are gradually revealed amidst forced pleasantries and shared meals as second son Ryo (Hiroshi Abe) endures feelings of inferiority in front of his curmudgeon father (Yoshio Harada) and passively judgmental mother (Kirin Kiki), both of whom disapprove of his recent marriage to a widow (Yui Natsukawa) with a 10-year-old son. Dedicated to his late mother, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 2008 drama is among his most personal films — a masterfully directed, emotionally nuanced expression of the love, heartbreak and comfort within family relationships — and a modern classic of Japanese cinema.
2008. 114 min. 35mm, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. With Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You, Kirin Kiki.
"Transcendent… Completely absorbing, so sure of its own scale and scope that while you’re watching it the rest of the world fades into irrelevance."— The New York Times
|Part of JAPAN CUTS 2018|
Tickets: $15/$12 seniors & students/$10 Japan Society members
- Friday, July 27, 2018
- 6:30 pm