With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Monday, August 31, 2015

CARMEN COMES HOME at Japan Society on Friday September 4th

Japan Society New York
Monthly Classics
Carmen Comes Home / Karumen Kokyo ni Kaeru
Directed by Keisuke Kinoshita
Starring: Hideko Takamine, Shuji Sano, Chishu Ryu, Kuniko Igawa,
Takeshi Sakamoto, Toshiko Kobayashi.
Japan, 1951, 86 minutes
DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles
When: Friday, September 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society 333 East 47th Street, NYC
Japan, Friday, September 4, 7 PM

The first Monthly Classics screening of the season kicks off with a restoration of Japan's first color film. In this breezy musical comedy, exotic dancer Lily Carmen (an irresistible Hideko Takamine) returns to her quiet countryside home from the big city in grand fashion, immediately causing a stir as she frolics and sings among the town's green fields in colorful, revealing outfits with her equally carefree sidekick Maya (Toshiko Kobayashi). Both a subtle satire on the influence of postwar American culture and a piece of lighthearted female-centric escapism, Carmen Comes Home endures as one of director Keisuke Kinoshita's most beloved films. Screening in recognition of Shochiku's 120th anniversary.

Tickets: $12/$9 seniors & students/$5 Japan Society members

Part of Monthly Classics:
Year-round screenings of beloved classics, hidden gems and recent discoveries of Japanese cinema on the first Friday of every month.

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