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

The Weald. 1997. Japan. Directed by Naomi Kawase. In Japanese; English subtitles. 73 min.

The elderly people living in the forest areas of the Yoshino Mountains and the village of Nishi-Yoshino are resilient loners. Kawase records them in their daily activities, revealing their humorous and frank philosophies about hard work, isolation, loneliness, and growing old. One woman dryly says, “Turn your camera off, being old is not entertaining.” Another adds philosophically, “The wind will blow, the future will come. Without suffering there is no happiness.”

  1. Friday, July 8, 2016,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Wednesday, June 29, 2016,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
This film accompanies Naomi Kawase.