Harmonium (2016, Fukada Koji) Film Screening

Harmonium (2016, Fukada Koji) Film Screening

Fukada Koji - Director

Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 7:00pm
The Alice Cinema (Room L01), Humanities Quadrangle See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Directed by Fukada Koji, 2016

Toshio (Kanji Furutachi) sees his seemingly ordinary life take an ominous turn when Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano), a mysterious friend from his past, arrives unexpectedly. Recently released from prison and in need of a helping hand, Toshio gives him a job and generously takes him in to live with his wife and daughter. Toshio soon regrets this decision, as Yasaka gradually disrupts the family before finally causing irreparable damage. Koji Fukada’s acclaimed companion piece to his black comedy Hospitalite treads darker waters as it unravels a searing tragedy that has captivated critics and audiences alike. (Filmmovement.com)

Winner, Prix du Jury, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, 2016

“impressively, even mesmerisingly severe: a family melodrama in which the smallest actions are weighted with stern consequence…. The spare, humanist influence of Ozu is plain to see here, but Fukada’s tone is all his own, simultaneously shot through with violence and compassion.” (The Guardian)

This film screening is part of a series of events with director Fukada Koji