<i>Ningen Johatsu (A Man Vanishes)</i>. 1967. Directed by Shohei Imamura
  • A Man Vanishes

    1967. Japan. Shohei Imamura. 130 min.

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • A Man Vanishes

    1967. Japan. Directed by Shohei Imamura. With Yoshie Hayakawa, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Imamura. In this investigative—and investigation of—documentary, Imamura and his crew follow one of Japan’s thousands of missing-persons cases. They find their journalistic integrity suddenly called into question when the missing man’s fiancée begins to fall in love with the filmmaker. “In a coup de cinéma that has been equaled only by Abbas Kiarostami’s Close-Up, Imamura transforms fact into artifice, being into acting, personal identity into tenuous fabrication” (James Quandt, Cinematheque Ontario). In Japanese; English subtitles. 130 min.

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