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Title: East Asian Film Series, "Tony Takitani"
Sharing: Public
Start Time: Saturday March 07, 2009 07:00 PM
End Time: Saturday March 07, 2009 09:00 PM
Location: Woodburn 101
Contact: East Asian Studies Center @ IUB
Url: http://www.iu.edu/~easc
Free/Busy: busy
Description: Due to his Western name, Tony was shunned by other kids and had a solitary childhood. Although gifted as an artist, his drawings lacked feeling, and so as an adult he carved out a career as a technical illustrator. One day he becomes fascinated by Eiko, a client who visits him on business. Eiko is like an angel in Tony?s daily existence, and, for the first time in his life, he feels connected to the outside world. Eiko, however, does have one fault: she is obsessed with designer clothes. Ichikawa Jun brings writer Murakami Haruki?s short story to the screen with a sense of restraint, apparent in every aspect of the process (storytelling, acting, music, cinematography), that transforms the usual cinematic experience into something much closer to a prolonged meditation. Dir. Ichikawa Jun. In Japanese with English subtitles. Japan, 2004, 75 mins.
Contact Email: easc@indiana.edu
Cost: Free
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