The End of Love

April 6, 2019
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Film past event

Saturday, April 6, 7 PM

Introduction with curator Go Hirasawa 

A leading postwar Japanese film critic and theorist who co-founded the seminal film magazine Eiga Hihyo (Film Criticism) in 1957, Eizo Yamagiwa made his directorial debut with this independent feature—long thought lost until a negative was recently discovered—about a group of idle bourgeois students known as the “Roppongi Tribe” (Roppongi zoku). Depicting the resignation and nihilism of the postwar generation in the years following the Anpo Treaty conflicts through a coming-of-age narrative, Yamagiwa offers sharp criticism of the prevalent characterizations of Japan’s new youth offered by Nikkatsu’s taiyozoku (“Sun Tribe”) films and the New Wave at large.

1961, 78 min., 35mm, b&w, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Eizo Yamagiwa. With Terumi Hoshi, Koji Matsubara, Namiji Matsuura, Takashi Fujiki.

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. Newly subtitled by Japan Society.
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • 7:00 pm