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

    1967. Japan. Shohei Imamura. 130 min.

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 5:15 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 genre-shattering investigative (and investigation of) documentary, Imamura and his crew follow one of Japan’s thousands of missing-persons cases. Focusing on the search for one man, they find their journalistic integrity suddenly called into question when the 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). Print lent by The Japan Foundation; courtesy Icarus Films. In Japanese; English subtitles. 130 min.

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