College of Liberal Arts

Contemporary Japanese Film Series

Wednesday Nov 28, 2012 6:00 PM | Texas Union Building (UNB), 2.228

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The Department of Asian Studies presents the eighth annual Japan Foundation Film series. The featured films are:

 
WednesdayNov. 28, 2012: Dog in a Sidecar   (dir. Negishi Kichitaro, 2008)         
 A heartwarming story of an unexpected friendship that grows between the subdued 10-year old Kaoru and her father's unconventional and irrepressible mistress when she comes to live with the family after their conservative, bourgeois mother walks out.
 
WednesdayDec. 5, 2012: Hanging Garden  (dir. Toyoda Toshiaki, 2005)
A drama about the unusual Kyobashi family who practices a fanatical brand of honesty with no taboo subjects, from sex to childbirth. But each of its members has its own secret that gnaws away at them and finally explodes in  one truly honest conversation at a drunken birthday celeBRATION.

Screenings will be preceded by a brief introduction of the films and directors. More about the event: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/asianstudies/events/24863

 

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