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<i>Tobenai Chinmoku (Silence Has No Wings)</i>. 1966. Japan. Directed by Kazuo Kuroki
  • Silence Has No Wings

    1966. Japan. Kazuo Kuroki. 100 min.

Friday, December 14, 2012, 4:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Silence Has No Wings

    1966. Japan. Directed by Kazuo Kuroki. Screenplay by Yasuo Matsukawa, Hisaya Iwasa, Kazuo Kuroki. With Mariko Kaga, Minoru Hiranaka, Rokko Toura. A strange and wondrously imaginative film: Kuroki’s meditation on the history and politics of postwar Japan is told through the fanciful and difficult journey of a caterpillar from the south of Japan to the north, and through its metamorphosis into a butterfly and a beautiful, elusive young woman. Silence Has No Wings has a breathtaking formal audacity, with soaring cinematography by the great Tatsuo Suzuki and an ethereal soundscape that interweaves voices both real and imagined. Print lent by The Japan Foundation; courtesy Toho Distribution. In Japanese; English subtitles. 100 min.

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