*Hotaru (Firefly).* 2000. Japan. Directed by Naomi Kawase. Courtesy of Kumie Inc.

Hotaru (Firefly). 2000. Japan. Directed by Naomi Kawase. With Yuko Nakamura, Toshiya Nagasawa, Miyako. In Japanese; English subtitles. 117 min.

A young woman who works as a striptease dancer struggles with her emotions since experiencing her mother’s suicide as a girl. She meets a man she likes, but he is also haunted by loss, and they must seek a way to trust one another. Winner, FIPRESCI, 2000 Locarno Film Festival.

  1. Friday, July 8, 2016,
    7:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Wednesday, June 29, 2016,
    7:30 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
This film accompanies Naomi Kawase.