The Age of Our Own

April 20, 2019
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Saturday, April 20, 4:30 PM

This controversial film by director Koreyoshi Kurahara is based on a story by Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe, adapted by Yoshio Shirasaka, a prolific writer who scripted masterpieces under every major Japanese production company (including Yasuzo Masumura’s 1958 film Giants and Toys at Daiei studios). A college student seeks to study abroad in France to escape his daily troubles in Japan only to be met with endless frustration and ultimately forced to live an aimless life of disillusionment. Among Nikkatsu’s most political films, The Age of Our Own reveals a complex, multi-faceted reaction to the anti-Anpo struggle and its contexts.

1959, 98 min., 35mm, b&w, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara. With Shizuo Koizumi, Hiroyuki Nagato, Katsu Yamamoto, Yuji Kodaka.

Part of The Other Japanese New Wave: Radical Films from 1958-61

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$10 members

Special Offer: Show your ticket for this event to our Welcome Desk and receive 50% off admission to our exhibition, Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s. Valid through May 31, 2019.

This program is part of our Japan in the Global 1960s series.

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Print courtesy of the National Film Archive of Japan.
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • 4:30 pm