Location la: Redstone Theater
Dir. Jun Ichikawa. 2004, 105 mins. 35mm. With Issei Ogata, Rie Miyazawa, Shinohara Takahuma. In Japanese with English subtitles. An exquisitely stylish and poignant meditation on emotional attachment and loss, this adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story is set against the background of postwar and modern-day Japan. It follows the life of Tony Takitani and Eiko, the young woman he marries. Eiko’s obsession with designer clothes and accessories is so powerful that it ends up consuming her and threatens to undo her. Yet her preoccupation is never treated as evidence of moral decline or superficiality; rather, it is an opportunity to probe complex human emotions such as pleasure and fulfillment, intimacy, isolation, longing, and letting go.
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