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7.15pm
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 at 7.15pm
Through a Child's Eyes
  • Silent comedy drama
  • Japan
  • B&W
  • 100 mins.
 
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Special Event! Yasujirô Ozu's classic silent comedy performed with Live Piano Accompaniment by Forrester Pyke

One of legendary director Yasujirô Ozu's most popular films I Was Born But... is a brilliant comedy of everyday life, seen through the eyes of two young brothers who become leaders of their neighbourhood gang in suburban Tokyo. As they outwit bullies and witness their father kowtowing to his boss to get ahead, the roles of child and adult are reversed. Ozu's superb comic timing and beautifully observed focus on everyday family life is full of warmth and humour and one of the most enjoyable silent films ever made. I Was Born But... is an enchanting, insightful and very funny film that will make you smile long after you've left the cinema!

This special screening will be followed by a Q & A session.

Forrester Pyke has performed piano accompaniment for silent movies for over 17 years, composing music for the Scottish Screen Archives and performing at The Edinburgh International Film Festival, Bo'ness Hippodrome Silent Cinema Festival and Glasgow Film Theatre. His talent for composition and improvisational technique have wowed audiences and brought screenings of classic silent films such as Joan of Arc, Nosferatu, Metropolis, The General, Intolerance, The Gold Rush and Sir Arne's Treasure vividly to life for a whole new generation of cinema goers

Read Georgina's interview with Forrester on What's on Highlands including a You Tube link, at

http://whatsonhighlands.com/features/456-interview-forrester-pyke



Director:

 
Yasujiro Uzu

Cinematographer:

 
Hideo Shigehara

Screenplay:

 
Akira Fushimi, James Maki [Yasujiro Ozu], Geibei Ibushiya

Cast:

 
Hideo Sugawara, Tokkankozo, Tatsu Saito, Mitsuko Yokishawa, Takeshi Sakamoto, Seiji Nishimura

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