CEAS Film Series

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Posted : September 13, 2013

Typhoon Club (Taifu kurabu) Directed by Somai Shinji, 1985 (114 min, 16mm, English Subtitles) Somai Shinji’s masterful evocation of the stormy emotions of adolescence.Cinematic Strangers: Marginal Figures In Japanese Film A woman gambler, an atomic terrorist, disillusioned youth, a Korean resident of Japan all people marginal to Japanese society featured in a series of celebrated films rarely shown outside Japan. For More Information 20050929falljapanfilm_cinematicstrangers.pdf

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Posted : September 13, 2013

Special Japanese Film ScreeningThe Living Koheiji (Kaiidan: Ikiteiru Koheiji) Directed by Nakagawa Nobuo (1982, 16mm, 78 min.) The last, eerie ghost movie from Japan’s master of the classic horror film. (English Subtitles) Prints Courtesy of the Japan Foundation

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Posted : September 13, 2013

Comrades, Almost a Love Story (甜蜜蜜, Tian mi mi)Directed by Peter Chan Ho-Sun, 1996 (118 min)Destiny brings two people together, but they aren’t sure if they’re meant to be friends or lovers in this romantic comedy-drama. A pair of Chinese mainlanders, new to Hong Kong, find the city overwhelming and gradually fall in love with each other over the period of a decade. In 1986, Xiaojun arrives in Hong Kong from northern China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Chiao, who is from southern China, and they become friends as she...

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Ordinary Heroes (千言萬語, Chin Yin Man Yu or Qian yan wan yu)Directed by Ann Hui Oh-Wah, 1998 (128 minutes)A tale of social struggle in 1980s Hong Kong, the story revolves around the real-life fight between the colonial government and the territory’s “boat people” — mainland fishermen and their families who lived on squalid houseboats in Hong Kong waters and were long refused permission to settle on dry land. The film centers on four people involved in the political activism of 1980’s who reflect on their turbulent past from the vantage point of the disillusionment of the 1990s. The story begins...

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All Under the Moon (Tsuki wa dotchi ni dete iru)Directed by Sai Yoichi, 1993 (100 min, 35mm, English Subtitles)A resident Korean director humorously takes on Japanese discrimination and its object. Cinematic Strangers: Marginal Figures In Japanese Film A woman gambler, an atomic terrorist, disillusioned youth, a Korean resident of Japan all people marginal to Japanese society featured in a series of celebrated films rarely shown outside Japan. For More Information ...

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Aoyama’s Special Film ScreeningThe theatrical version of Aoyama’s episode from the ambitious Mike Hama detective series. Combining genre cinema with a rigorous critique of postwar Japanese society, Aoyama Shinji is one of the leading figures of contemporary Japanese culture, directing award-winning films such as Eureka (which the Los Angeles Times said “will become one of the landmarks of the world cinema of the first decade of the 21st century”), writing prize-winning novels, and becoming an intellectual force with his criticism and theory. Yale University is pleased to have Aoyama visit...

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Posted : September 13, 2013

Fantastic Realms in Japanese FilmGhost in the Shell (Kôkaku kidôtai)Direced by Oshii Mamoru, 1995 (82 min, English Subtitles) The animation that inspired the makers of The Matrix. A cyper-punk tour de force. Free and open to the public.

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The President’s Barber (Hyojadong Ibalsa, 2004, 116 min.) won for Director Im Chan-sang Im won the Best Director and Audience Awards at last year’s Tokyo Film Festival.

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Fantastic Realms in Japanese FilmThe Sinners of Hell (Jigoku)Directed by Nakagawa Nobuo, 1960 (101 min, English subtitles) A cult classic of Japanese horror movies, set in that most horrible of places. Free and open to the public.

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Aoyama’s Film ScreeningTo the Alley (Roji e, 2001, English subtitles). A documentary exploring the world of the novelist Nakagami Kenji using the film he left behind. Followed by a symposium with Prof. Eve Zimmerman of Wellesley College on the Novelist Nakagami Kenji, cosponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures Combining genre cinema with a rigorous critique of postwar Japanese society, Aoyama Shinji is one of the leading figures of contemporary Japanese culture, directing award-winning films such as Eureka (which the Los Angeles Times said “will become one of...

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Aoyama’s Film ScreeningWiLd LIFe (1997, English subtitles). Aoyama’s third theatrical film about a punctilious ex-boxer in search of his missing boss. Combining genre cinema with a rigorous critique of postwar Japanese society, Aoyama Shinji is one of the leading figures of contemporary Japanese culture, directing award-winning films such as Eureka (which the Los Angeles Times said “will become one of the landmarks of the world cinema of the first decade of the 21st century”), writing prize-winning novels, and becoming an intellectual force with his criticism and theory. Yale University is...

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Posted : September 13, 2013

Aoyama’s Film ScreeningAoyama Shinji’s first theatrical film, Helpless (1996), will be screened on DVD for the seminar. Readings in Japanese Film Theory. For More Information 20050407springjapanfilm_aoyamabio.pdf Program

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Red Peony Gambler: Flower Cards Match (Hibotan bakuto: Hanafuda shobu) Directed by Kato Tai, 1968 (98min, 35mm, English Subtitles) A chivalric yakuza battle the modern mob in Kato Tai’s aesthetic celebration of death. Cinematic Strangers: Marginal Figures In Japanese Film A woman gambler, an atomic terrorist, disillusioned youth, a Korean resident of Japan all people marginal to Japanese society featured in a series of celebrated films rarely shown outside Japan. For More Information ...

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Meike will present his film “The Glamorous Life of Hanai Sachiko (Hanai Sachiko no kare ina shogai” and engage in discussion afterwards. Hanai Sachiko, which will be featured in the Nippon Connections film festival in Germany in April, is a sly take on contemporary international politics with a Yale connection. The film will be shown on video without English subtitles, but a subtitle text will be distributed in photocopy form. “Pink films” are technically adult films in Japan, but given Japanese censorship codes, most would only get an R-17 in the USA. They have been extremely important in...

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Posted : September 13, 2013

Aoyama’s Film Screening Lakeside Murder Case(2005, English subtitles). Aoyama’s most recent film about entrance exams, a not-so-normal family, and a murder. Combining genre cinema with a rigorous critique of postwar Japanese society, Aoyama Shinji is one of the leading figures of contemporary Japanese culture, directing award-winning films such as Eureka (which the Los Angeles Times said “will become one of the landmarks of the world cinema of the first decade of the 21st century”), writing prize-winning novels, and becoming an intellectual force with his criticism and theory. Yale...

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Aoyama Shinji Visit Pre-Events – Special Japan Film Screening: Japanese film director Aoyama Shinji will be visiting Yale in April 2005. In preparation of this important visit, the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University is pleased to present special screenings of films by his favorite filmmakers: Twisted Path of Love (Koibitotachi wa nureta)Directed by Tatsumi Kumashiro (Nikkatsu, 1973, 76 minutes, 35 mm, English subtitles)FOR ADULTS ONLY: A “Roman Porno” film about sex, violence, and cinema by one of Japan’s most celebrated filmmakers of the 1970s, Tatsumi Kumashiro. Prints...

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Free and open to the public. All films have English subtitles.San Yuan LiDirected by Ou Ning and Cao Fei, 2003 (44 min, Black & White) This is a case study of a typical village-amid-the-city phenomenon in the process of the urbanization of Guangzhou presented by Ou Ning and Cao Fei under the commission of the 50th Venice Biennale. This work samples San Yuan Li Village. The crew penetrates San Yuan Li Village as “City Flaneur,” rethinking back into the depth of its history, the confrontation and reconciliation between the process of modernization, and the patriarchal clan system, as well...

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Fantastic Realms in Japanese FilmAfterlife (Wandafuru raifu) Directed by Kore’eda Hirokazu, 1998 (118 min, English subtitles) A touching and thought-provoking exploration of the concept of life after death. Free and open to the public.

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Free and open to the public. All films have English subtitles.DV China Directed by Zheng Dasheng, 2002 (92 min) Since the early 90s, the villagers in Jindezheng, led by Zhou Yuanqiang, creative director of the local cultural center, have learned all the techniques of film production: script writing, casting, shooting, montage and even special effects. With great enthusiasm, they have already produced 18 serials even though they lack equipment and have a very limited budget. The energetic director Zhou Yuanqiang initiates a new challenge for his enthusiastic and amateur actors: their first...

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