The Japanese Dog

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Mar 21 through Sun, Mar 23.

Fri, Mar 21

6:30pm

Sun, Mar 23

1:00pm

The Japanese Dog
Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, 2013
Romania | Romanian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 86 minutes

Director Tudor Cristian Jurgiu in person for both screenings.

Offering a striking departure from the gallows humor of the Romanian New Wave, Jurgiu’s Chekhovian The Japanese Dog instead pays loving homage to the tender and gently comical family dramas of Yasujiro Ozu, Late Spring and There Was a Father in particular. Victor Rebengiuc, a legendary veteran of stage and screen, imbues the elderly Costache Moldu with a stoic, yet fragile dignity as he reunites with his estranged son after losing his wife and home in a devastating flood. Exquisitely attuned to the rhythms of nature and rural life—and the melancholy beauty of transient things—The Japanese Dog comes by its emotions honestly and poignantly.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2014

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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