With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Monday, October 26, 2015

Ken Takakura remembered; Yoji Yamada's THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF to screen at Japan Society on November 6th, 2015

Japan Society NY
The Yellow Handkerchief © 1977/2010 Shochiku Co., Ltd.
The Yellow Handkerchief / Shiawase no Kiiroi Hankachi
Directed by Yoji Yamada
With Ken Takakura, Kaori Momoi, Chieko Baisho,
Tetsuya Takeda, and Kiyoshi Atsumi
Japan, 1977, 108 minutes
35mm, color, in Japanese with live English subtitles

When: Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, NYC

Japan Society NY remembers the legendary Ken Takakura (1931-2014) a year after his passing with a screening of this cherished classic from award-winning director Yoji Yamada.

Synopsis: After being released from prison on parole, a soft-spoken coal miner makes his way towards Hokkaido and the small town where his wife may or may not be waiting for him. He is picked up along the way by two young people – each with their own reasons for hitting the road – and the three strangers undertake a journey of self-discovery as they travel the Japanese countryside.

This touching and sweetly comic film swept the first Japan Academy Prize ceremony with wins in nearly every category.

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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