Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Japan Society: SHADOWS OF THE RISING SUN
SHADOWS OF THE RISING SUN
Cinema and Empire
Japan Society are proud to announce the next film program in conjunction with Monthly Classics series: SHADOWS OF THE RISING SUN: Cinema and Empire.
This winter, a new Japan Society film series tells the multifaceted story of Japan’s quest for Empire and its tragic downfall, as seen through the eyes of filmmakers from Japan and China.
In four epoch-making titles, Shadows of the Rising Sun explores the conflagration and its dreadful consequences: the feature films presented, from Kon Ichikawa’s 1959 arch-classic Fires on the Plain to Koji Wakamatsu’s recent and controversial shocker Caterpillar (which earned main actress Shinobu Terajima the 2010 Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival), go to the confines of history and truth, beyond the bright madness of battle and heroism, into the metaphysical realm of death, evil, sacrifice and the sublime.
Fires on the Plain at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 10
Caterpillar at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 11 (New York Premiere)
Devils on the Doorstep at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 12
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 12
Experience these four exceptional films during a one-weekend only event.
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