This screening event is part of the “Comic Legacies on the Japanese Silver Screen” film series taking place from February through April. See here for a list of screenings.
All films are screened in Japanese with English subtitles.
Second film begins at 8:45pm.
Oh, My Bomb! (ああ爆弾, 1964)
directed by Kihachi Okamoto
1h 35m, 35mm
Filmed as a traditional Japanese play, a yakuza boss is released from prison, but finds his gang usurped by a shady politician. With the help of his former cell mate he decides to assassinate the politician with an explosive pen. (Imdb.com)
All Under the Moon (月はどっちに出ている, 1993)
directed by Yoichi Sai
1h 49m, 35mm
A Korean taxi-driver interacts both humorously and tragically with his customers and employers in ’90s Tokyo. (Letterboxd.com)
This series is co-sponsored by The National Film Archive of Japan, Yale Film Archive, and Council on East Asian Studies, with support from the Japan Foundation.
“Oh, My Bomb!” print provided by The National Film Archive of Japan. “All Under the Moon” print provided by the Japan Foundation.