Yamashita Nobuhiro film's FCCJ sneak preview

Eija Niskanen eija.niskanen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 04:00:42 EDT 2011

Dear KineJapanners,

We have a sneak preview opportunity at the Foreign Correspondents'
Club of Japan, on Monday, May 23, at 6:30 pm (earlier than usual due
to film's length).

The FCCJ is a private club, so you must reserve through Karen Severns
if you’d like to attend: kjs30 at gol.com


Followed by a Q&A session with director Nobuhiro Yamashita and
screenwriter Kôsuke Mukai

MONDAY, May 23   6:30 pm**   20th floor
**Please note early start time.

Japan, 2011  141 minutes  In Japanese with English subtitles

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Writer: Kôsuke Mukai, based on the memoir by Saburô Kawamoto
Producers: Takehiko Aoki, Hiroyuki Negishi, Yuji Sadai
Cast: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Kenichi Matsuyama, Shiori Kutsuna, Anna
Ishibashi, Hanae Kan, Aoi Nakamura, Tomokazu Miura
Film courtesy of Asmik Ace

Join the Movie Committee for this exciting opportunity to preview “My
Back Page,” the much-anticipated screen adaptation of Saburô
Kawamoto’s bestselling memoir, before its nationwide debut on May 28.
Japanese megastars Satoshi Tsumabuki (Japan Academy Award-winner for
“Akunin/Villain”) and Kenichi Matsuyama (“Norwegian Wood”) are
costarring for the first time together in the new film, which is
helmed by acclaimed director Nobuhiro Yamashita ("Linda Linda Linda,"
"A Gentle Breeze in the Village").

A devastating look at the power and impotence of journalism, “My Back
Page” is set in the late 1960s/early 1970s during the student protests
at Tokyo University, which were prompted by the Japanese government’s
tolerance of US involvement in the Vietnam War and the use of Okinawa
as a staging ground for that war. Tsumabuki plays Sawada, an
idealistic reporter who interviews protesters and longs to write a
story that will make a difference in such turbulent times. With
tensions rising, he meets an activist who introduces himself as
“Umeyama” (Matsuyama), and learns that Umeyama is planning an armed
assault. Despite misgivings, Sawada discovers he has more in common
with the leftist than he could have imagined. Soon his friendship, if
not his life, is on dangerous ground.

All movie screenings are private, noncommercial events restricted to
FCCJ members and their guests.

Karen Severns, Edwin Karmiol, Movie Committee

posted by: Eija Niskanen
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