This fall’s East Asian cinema series at Duke begins September 14th, 8pm in Richard White Lecture Hall (East Campus):
(Hirokazu Koreeda, 2004, 114 min, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, Color, DVD)
Introduced by Professor Anne Allison, Cultural Anthropology
Four abandoned children try their best to survive in their own little world, devising and following their own set of rules. This winsome, documentary-like detailed study of their lives and struggle to survive has the gut-shot anxiety of the best thrillers.
— Winner for Best Actor at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
— Winner for Best Film at the 2005 Kinema Junpo Awards
Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)