Tuesday
18
Nov
7.15pm
"…a mysterious, multilayered film."
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Tue
18
Nov
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 at 7.15pm
Japanese season
  • Drama
  • 2009
  • Japan
  • Colour
  • 120 mins.
 
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Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Tokyo Sonata is a beautifully realised portrait of an ordinary Japanese family in a changing society; the father who loses his job and conceals it from his family, the eldest son who wants to join the US military, the youngest son spending his lunch money on forbidden piano lessons to pursue a dream of becoming a concert pianist and the mother trying to hold the family together. Kurosawa's skillful direction and flawless performances deliver a surprising, insightful and universal story of modern family life, told with humour and compassion.

Director:

 
Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Screenplay:

 
Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Cast:

 
Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyoko Koizumi, Yu Koyanagi

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