With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hirokazu Kore-eda's AFTER LIFE playing at Japan Society NY

After Life © New Yorker Films
After Life / Wandâfuru raifu
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
With: Arata, Erika Oda, Susumu Terashima, Tsuyoshi Naito,
Kei Tani, Toru Yuri, Hisako Hara, Kazuko Shirakawa
Japan, 1998, 118 minutes, 35 mm, color
In Japanese with English subtitles
When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, NYC
Between 1st and 2nd Avenues

Donald Richie on After Life:
"A thoughtful and moving elegy in which the dead line up to be processed into the next world. Their passport is the single memory they choose to take with them. This is then filmed by a dedicated staff—comprised of those who could not or would not themselves choose a memory."

Richie recognized the remarkable talent of young Hirokazu Kore-eda from his debut film Maboroshi (1995) and promoted his films thereafter. Based on Kore-eda's original screenplay, After Life is his second film in which he explores the full range of human experience. The director interviewed hundreds of Japanese and then drew on their recollections for the film. Some of the people who were interviewed also appear on screen.

This screening will be taking place on the one-year anniversary of Richie’s passing.

Introduction by Aaron Gerow, Professor of Film Studies and East Asian Language and Literature, Yale University.

Part of Richie's Fantastic Five: A Tribute to Donald Richie (1924-2013), Part 1

TICKETS: $12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students.

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

Anyone interested in purchasing group tickets for the event (10 or more), should email f2@japansociety.org for information on Japan Society's discounted rate.