With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Monday, January 20, 2020

IT WAS A FAINT DREAM playing at Japan Society NY on February 7th

Japan Society NY
© Courtesy of Arrow Films
It Was a Faint Dream / Asaki Yumemishi
Directed by Akio Jissoji
Starring Janet Hatta, Kotobuki Hananomoto, Minori Terada, and Shin Kishida
Japan, 1974, 120 minutes

When: Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society NYC
333 East 47th Street
Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$5 members

Following the brash and ultramodern "Buddhist Trilogy," Akio Jissoji's fourth film for the Art Theater Guild is an ethereal costume drama set in the Kamakura shogunate era of Japan's mid-13th century that finds the director continuing his exploration of Buddhist concepts through the life of an imperial concubine who, after suffering several misfortunes, abandons the court to find herself anew as a nun. Filled with indelible scenes of pictorial beauty, Jissoji's flair for inventive visual storytelling lends hypnotic power to this intimate epic of sadness and spiritual awakening reminiscent of Kenji Mizoguchi's The Life of Oharu (1953).

Special Offer: Contact the box office to learn more about a special discount if you are a ticketholder of any of the films in the related series, Akio Jissoji: The Buddhist Trilogy. Applicable to non-members only.

Related Event: Akio Jissoji: The Buddhist Trilogy

This screening of It Was a Faint Dream is part of Japan Society NY's Monthly Classics film series.

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