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 9:05pm.
A Room for Rent (貸し間あり, 1959)
directed by Yuzo Kawashima
1h 52m, 35mm
When Yumiko Tsuyama, a potter by profession, enters an old mansion overlooking Osaka enquiring about a room to rent, she discovers a bizarre collection of characters dwelling in the humble abode. (Mubi.com)
Doctor’s Day Off (Adventure in Tokyo, 本日休診, 1953)
directed by Minoru Shibuya
1h 37m, 16mm
Comedy about a doctor who is determined there must be a way to help even the worst people. (Mubi.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.
Prints for this screening were provided by the Japan Foundation.