Film Series Oct. 28 Tokyo Sonata

Oct. 28 Tokyo Sonata 7:30 PM

Kiyoshi Kurosawa
119 minutes, Japan/The Netherlands/HongKong/ China, NR, Japanese with English subtitles. Cast: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyoko Koizumi, Haruka Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki.

filmthreeLoyal salaryman, Ryuhei, loses his job when his company begins outsourcing to China. Incapable of facing the tragedy of his new reality, he hides his loss from his family and pretends he’s still employed. At home he tries to maintain the normal routine but it soon becomes clear that the entire family is lost in a tragic deception with each other member. In this film, Kurosawa weaves a fascinating tale of ruin and redemption in this poignant domestic drama.

Director Filmography Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s directing style has been compared to that of Stanley Kubrick in that many of his films are concerned in some form, with the way society shapes the individual, personal obsessions with some eccentric project or how social mechanisms disintegrate when faced with the wholly irrational. Kurosawa first achieved international acclaim with his 1997 film Kyua (Cure).

Tickets:
Season subscription 5 films $40
individual ticket 1 film $9
Individual tickets are available during the week prior to the film at the Huronia Museum or are sold subjec to availability at the door of the Galaxy Theatre.

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