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FILM SCREENINGS

  • The Deserted City

    1984. Japan. Nobuhiko Obayashi. 105 min.

Introduced by Obayashi

Friday, December 7, 2012, 6:30 p.m.

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



  • The Deserted City

    1984. Japan. Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi. Screenplay by Chiho Katsura, Makoto Naito, based on the novel by Takehiko Fukunaga. With Satomi Kobayashi, Kisuke Yamashita, Toshie Negishi. Obayashi’s second ATG production is a romantic, melancholy melodrama born of the elegiac atmosphere of Yanagawa, a city famous for its canals. After reading a newspaper article about a tragic fire that took place in Yanagawa, a man recalls the summer he spent there as a student and the family who gave him room and board. Secrets of a love triangle simmering between the daughter, her sister, and her sister’s husband return to memory. Print lent by The Japan Foundation; courtesy Toho Distribution. In Japanese; English subtitles. 105 min.

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