Sakura Namiki no Mankai no Shita ni (Cold Bloom). 2012. Japan. Directed by Atsushi Funahashi. In Japanese; English subtitles. 120 min.

Screenplay by Funahashi, Shigeru Murakoshi. With Marika Matsumoto, Riki Miura, Takahiro Miura. In Hitachi, a seaside town recovering, if slowly, from its 2011 devastation, the young couple Shiori and Kenji are working in a small factory and even thinking of children, until one day Kenji is killed in a work accident, leaving Shiori and the remorseful co-worker responsible for the accident to confront difficult questions of grief and forgiveness. Embracing a tender humanism and classical style, Cold Bloom’s distinctly contemporary setting and narrative infuse a rich tradition with vitality and aplomb.

  1. Thursday, May 22, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    T2, Titus Theater 2

  2. Wednesday, May 21, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    T2, Titus Theater 2

  3. Tuesday, May 20, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    T2, Titus Theater 2

  4. Monday, May 19, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Titus Theater 2

  5. Sunday, May 18, 2014,
    5:00 p.m.

    T2, Titus Theater 2

  6. Saturday, May 17, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Titus Theater 2

  7. Friday, May 16, 2014,
    4:30 p.m.

    T1, Titus Theater 1

This film accompanies ContemporAsian.