With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, April 06, 2012


 Hana: The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai / Hana yorimo naho
Directed by Hirokazu Kore’eda
With Yoshio Harada, Katsuo Nakamura, Teruyuki Kagawa,
Yui Natsukawa, and Susumu Terajima
Japan, 2006, 127 minutes
In Japanese with English subtitles
When: Friday, April 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, NYC

Japan Society's new film series, As Cherry Blossoms Fall: Films & Scenes of Sakura, continues tonight with this screening of Hirokazu Kore’eda's Hana: The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai at 7 PM.

Synopsis: Set in 1702, Hana is a samurai film in which there are no flashing swords or bodies leaping over walls. Hirokazu Kore’eda’s (Air Doll, Maborosi, After life) latest is a black comedy-drama that deconstructs the myth of the brave samurai warrior and the bushido code of seeking honor through revenge, and offers a different take on the historical tale of the 47 loyal retainers.

Tickets: $12 general admission, $9 for Japan Society members, seniors and students

Buy Tickets for HANA Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.

The film series As Cherry Blossoms Fall is presented in association with the Japan Foundation and runs through April 14, 2012. Series information here. The film series is part of Sakura — Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.

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