ICJS Event: Japanese Cinema Eclectics—Curated by Donald Richie

A Multi-part Series Devoted to Unexplored Tangents of the Japanese Film

Film: Sway (Yureru)

Thursday, September 13, 2007
Start: 8:00 p.m..
SuperDeluxe (Access)
Open to general public.
1,500 yen (valid for one day/one screening)
Introduction by Donald Richie in English
Film in Japanese with English subtitles (film to be followed by a Q&A moderated by Donald Richie)
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About the Film: Sway (Yureru)

An accident (murder?) on a rural rope bridge brings together past and present and two perhaps guilty brothers. But this winner of the Mainichi Concours "Best Film" for 2006 is not a mystery except in the sense that life is a very mysterious business indeed.

About Donald Richie

Named by TIME magazine, "the dean of Japan's art critics," and acknowledged as the foremost authority on Japanese cinema, Donald Richie has also written widely - some forty books in all - on other aspects of the country and its people. The Inland Sea has been called a classic and its film version has won prizes at international film festivals as well as the National Geographic Earth Award. His Public People, Private People has been called "unforgettable" by Tom Wolfe and of his two collections of essays, A Lateral View and Partial Views, Susan Sontag has said: "Donald Richie writes about Japan with an unrivaled range, acuity, and wit." In addition to writing a column for The Japan Times, lecturing around the world, and continuing to lend his distinctive voice to Japanese studies, Donald Richie teaches film at Temple University's Japan Campus

About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

Japanese Cinema Eclectics
Film Schedule

April 6 Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai)
May 23Vibrator
July 21 Avalon
Sept. 11Sway (Yureru)