Himizu

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Film runs Fri, Mar 14 through Thu, Mar 20.

Fri, Mar 14

11:00am

Fri, Mar 14

4:15pm

Fri, Mar 14

9:25pm

Sat, Mar 15

11:00am

Sat, Mar 15

4:15pm

Sat, Mar 15

9:25pm

Sun, Mar 16

11:00am

Sun, Mar 16

4:15pm

Sun, Mar 16

9:25pm

Mon, Mar 17

11:00am

Mon, Mar 17

4:15pm

Mon, Mar 17

9:25pm

Tue, Mar 18

11:00am

Tue, Mar 18

6:15pm

Tue, Mar 18

9:00pm

Wed, Mar 19

11:00am

Wed, Mar 19

4:15pm

Wed, Mar 19

9:25pm

Thu, Mar 20

11:00am

Thu, Mar 20

4:15pm

Thu, Mar 20

9:25pm

Himizu

Sion Sono 2011
Japan | Japanese with English subtitles | Format: Blu-ray | 130 minutes

In a once-peaceful Japanese town suffering from the aftereffects of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, Yuichi, a 15-year-old boy who desires normalcy, is driven to violence. Based on the manga of the same name, Sion Sono’s powerful story of young love/obsession boasts some of the director’s finest work with actors. Its young leads, Shota Sometani and Fumi Nikaido jointly won the Best New Actor Award at the 68th Venice Film Festival.

A steady presence on the international festival circuit for over a decade, Sono’s unique films have been sadly underseen in the United States. For one week only, the Film Society is delighted to present two of Sono’s recent offerings.

Venice Film Festival, 2011
Toronto International Film Festival, 2011

"A refreshingly sensitive character study." —Michael Nordine, LA Weekly

"Four stars! Tender, affecting performances from Shôta Sometani and Fumi Nikaidô." —Mike McCahill, The Guardian

Series: New Releases

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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