With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Tatsuya Nakadai to appear at Japan Society on October 31st after screening of THE FACE OF ANOTHER

Japan Society NY
The Face of Another © 1966 Toho Co. Ltd.
The Face of Another / Tanin no Kao
Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara 
With Tatsuya Nakadai, Machiko Kyo, Mikijiro Hira,
Kyoko Kishida, and Eiji Okada
Japan, 1966, 124 minutes
35mm, b/w, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, NYC
($15/$12 Japan Society members)

Legendary actor Tatsuya Nakadai visits Japan Society for a 50th anniversary screening of Hiroshi Teshigahara’s existential, horror-tinged masterpiece. The third of four film collaborations between director Teshigahara, composer Toru Takemitsu and writer Kobo Abe (who adapted his own best-selling novel for the screen), The Face of Another brilliantly examines themes of identity and alienation through the story of Okuyama, a young businessman who is fitted with a lifelike prosthetic mask after an industrial accident leaves him burned and disfigured. While the new face initially offers a sense of freedom, things take a dark turn as Okuyama becomes increasingly paranoid and erratic, suggesting the mask has taken on a chilling personality of its own.

After the screening, Nakadai will be joined on stage by Yukie Kamiya, Japan Society Gallery Director, for a unique conversation about the significance of masks and noh influences in The Face of Another and Nakadai’s long-spanning acting career. This event is presented in conjunction with the Japan Society Gallery exhibition Simon Starling: At Twilight (After W.B. Yeats’ Noh Reincarnation) (Oct. 14, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017), which explores the impact of noh on art in Western Modernism.

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