<i>The Japanese Dog</i>. 2013. Romania. Directed by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
  • The Japanese Dog

    2013. Romania. Tudor Cristian Jurgiu. 86 min.

Friday, March 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center

  • The Japanese Dog

    2013. Romania. Directed by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu. Offering a striking departure from the gallows humor of the Romanian New Wave, Jurgiu’s Chekhovian The Japanese Dog instead pays loving homage to the tender and gently comical family dramas of Yasujiro Ozu, Late Spring and There Was a Father in particular. Victor Rebengiuc, a legendary veteran of stage and screen, imbues the elderly Costache Moldu with a stoic, yet fragile dignity as he reunites with his estranged son after losing his wife and home in a devastating flood. Exquisitely attuned to the rhythms of nature and rural life—and the melancholy beauty of transient things—The Japanese Dog comes by its emotions honestly and poignantly. 86 min.

In the Film exhibition New Directors/New Films 2014

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