ICJS Event: Japanese Cinema Eclectics — Curated by Donald Richie

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


Film: Crazed Fruit (Kurutta Kajitsu)

Original Story and screenplay by Shintaro Ishihara.
Photographed by Shigeyoshi Mine.
Art Direction by Takashi matsuyama.
Music by Toru Takemitsu.
Directed by Ko Nakahira. With Yujiro Ishihara, Masahiko Tsugawa, Mie Kitahara, Masumi Okada.1956, 86min.


Date
Friday, October 17th, 2008
Time
7:00 p.m. Start (6:00 p.m. Open)
Venue
SuperDeluxe (Access)
Admission
Open to general public. ¥1,500 (valid for one day/one screening)
Language
Introduction and Q&A by Donald Richie in English (Film in Japanese with English subtitles)
Contact
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About the Film

"Two brothers compete for the amorous favors of a young woman during a seaside summer of gambling, boating, and drinking."
-Criterion Collection-

A single showing of a seminal film of the 1950s in Japan, the one that heralded the later youth cults and has been described as "an anarchic outcry against tradition and the older generation." With its bold subject matter, its sultry sex, and its radical editing, it ushered in the Japanese "new wave" films of the 1960s.
-Donald Richie-


About Donald Richie

This monthly series will feature relatively unknown but important Japanese avant garde films selected by Donald Richie, the former Curator of Film at the New York Museum of Modern Art in New York (1969-1973), and a renowned authority on Japanese film. Donald Richie came to Japan in 1947 as feature writer for the Pacific Stars and Stripes. After the end of the Occupation, he became film critic for The Japan Times and still continues with that paper as Arts Critic. During the following years he wrote a number of books, including The Films of Akira Kurosawa (1965); Ozu (1974), and One Hundred Years of Japanese Film (2002). In addition, he has written over forty books about the country in which he has been resident for nearly sixty years. These include: The Inland Sea (1971), Japanese Portraits (1991), and his latest work, The Japan Journals: 1947-2004.


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.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.