Japanese Film Series: Double Suicide

February 13, 2014
Steinberg Auditorium

This film is adapted from a Bunraku puppet play (featuring the music of famed composer Toru Takemitsu), a paper merchant sacrifices family, fortune, and—ultimately—life for his erotic obsession with a prostitute. The film’s antirealist strategies and modernist spaces, designed by Awazu Hiroshi, challenge conventional notions of film and theater. Directed by Shinoda Masahiro.

This film will be introduced by Diane Wei Lewis, assistant professor, Film and Media Studies in Arts & Sciences.

The Japanese Film Series is cosponsored by the Department of Film and Media Studies in Arts & Sciences.