Film · Monthly Classics · Tora-san 50th Anniversary
Friday, October 4, 7 PM
While passing through the historic city of Kanazawa, Tora-san encounters three young women on vacation who all take delight in his boisterous hijinks, especially Utako (Sayuri Yoshinaga). When she shows up in Shibamata for more entertaining distractions, Tora-san is more than delighted to oblige his newfound "Madonna," but Utako soon confides that her father refuses her marriage to the man she loves back home. Heartbroken yet ever-well-intentioned, Tora-san resolves to set the matter straight. New 4K restoration.
1972, 108 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yoji Yamada. With Kiyoshi Atsumi, Sayuri Yoshinaga.
Tickets: $14/$11 seniors, students & persons with disabilities, $5 members
A new 4K restoration of It’s Tough Being a Man, the first Tora-san movie, will run at Film Forum, October 11-17. See filmforum.org for details.
Japan Society members get $9, member-price tickets to Film Forum’s It’s Tough Being a Man. Offer valid with your Japan Society member ID.
Film Forum members have access to the Japan Society member-price discount for this related screening of Tora-san’s Dear Old Home.
- October 4, 2019
- 7:00 pm