International Lens Film: Tony Takitani
11/12/2013, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: F. Clark Williams, Director of Dean of Students Information Technology Support and Administrator of the Flicx Film Program.
Japan (2004) Directed by Jun Ichikawa.
Due to his Western name, Tony was shunned by other kids and spent a solitary childhood. Though gifted as an artist, he carved a career as a technical illustrator. Then in middle age, Tony suddenly falls for a pretty young woman and for the first time in his life feels connected to the outside world. However, Eiko does have one fault: she's a shopaholic. A gripping meditation on loneliness and loss based on the lyrical short story by Haruki Murakami. Japanese with English subtitles. Unrated. 105 mins.