*Suzaku.* 1997. Japan. Directed by Naomi Kawase. Courtesy of Kumie Inc.

Suzaku. 1997. Japan. Directed by Naomi Kawase. With Machiko Ono, Hajime Kunimura, Sachiko Izumi, Kôtarô Shibata, Yasuyo Kamimura. In Japanese; English subtitles. 95 min.

In a remote, mountainous region of Nara Prefecture, Japan, in the 1970s, young Michiru grows from a child into a teenager and falls in love. Economic hardship has tragic repercussions that reverberate through Michiru’s family, as her father’s hopes for a train route connecting their timber region with other areas fades. This is a masterful film about hidden desires, familial relationships, and a society in transition, featuring performances by several non-actors from the region as themselves. Winner, Camera d’Or, 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

  1. Tuesday, July 5, 2016,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Saturday, June 25, 2016,
    7:30 p.m.

    Introduced by Naomi Kawase and Anita Reher, Executive Director, The Flaherty Seminars
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
This film accompanies Naomi Kawase.