About This Event
Film Screenings Fridays 5:30 p.m. Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building). All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Contact: Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at email@example.com
Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl
One of the finest films of Japanese cinema, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first feature film Maborosi is a story of love, loss, and ultimately, regeneration. Haunted by the mysterious loss of her grandmother many years ago, a beautiful young mother (Yumiko, played by Makiko Esumi) struggles to come to terms with the sudden loss of her husband. Yumiko remarries and with her young son moves to her new husband’s home in a remote village on the wild, untamed Sea of Japan. There, she is haunted by the past, but with time and the natural wonders around her, she awakens to find love, understanding, and a sense of peace. Kore-eda’s feature films reflect back on his beginnings in documentary with a regard to truth and an incredibly humane sense of his characters’ strength and fallibilities. Working with almost entirely natural lighting, Kore-eda’s remarkable and elegant camerawork makes Maborosi one of the most striking visual works in cinema. In Japanese with English subtitles. 110 minutes.