W’s Tragedy (W no higeki)

November 17, 2006
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Sunday, November 12 at 4 pm
Friday, November 17 at 7:30 pm

1984, 108 min., 16mm, color. Directed by Shinichiro Sawai. With Hiroko Yakushimaru, Yoshiko Mita and Masanori Seta. Print Courtesy of Kadokawa Herald Pictures, Inc.

Sex!? Murder!? Scandal!? Hiroko Yakushimaru plays Shizuka, who will stop at nothing to achieve fame and stardom in life on the theater stage. After she is forced into an outrageous cover-up scheme, Shizuka steals the principal role in the theater production of W’s Tragedy. The film follows Shizuka as she struggles to define herself as an actress and a woman, despite her naïveté. Known for his meticulous directing style, Shinichiro Sawai has made a numerous other “idol” films. Ranked #2 in Kinema Jumpo Best Ten Critics Poll in 1984.

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  • Friday, November 17, 2006
  • 7:30 pm