2006-11-30 | YIDFF 2007 Pre-event Announcement
Discover Naruse Mikio!

Director Naruse Mikio is celebrated for his masterful films about women, with his deft direction that captures the brimming poetics and ever-transforming feelings and psychology of women. This special YIDFF 2007 pre-event features 4 representative works selected from his numerous masterpieces.

YIDFF 2007 Preliminary Event
Discover Naruse Mikio!

February 17 (Sat)

11:00 Mother (“Okasan”)
1952 / B&W / 98 min

13:00 Floating Clouds (“Ukigumo”)
1955 / B&W / 122 min

15:15 Lecture “The Appeal of Naruse’s Films”
Lecturer: Murayama Kyoichiro

16:10 Yearning (“Midareru”)
1964 / B&W / 98 min

18:05 Daughters, Wives and a Mother (“Musume Tsuma Haha”)
1960 / Color / 122 min

Profile of lecturer: Murayama Kyoichiro

Film critic, Film researcher. Currently, he writes reviews for film magazines and newspapers. He also teaches film history and visual theory at universities and professional schools. From 1993 to 2003 he served on the YIDFF International Competition pre-selection committee, and at YIDFF 2005 he was a juror for New Asian Currents. His widely published writings and translations include Georges Sadoul’s “l’Histoire generale du cinema (“Sekai eiga zenshi”)” co-translation, “Eiga wa sekai o kirokusuru Dokyumentari saiko,” editor and “Dokyumentari; Riaru warudo e fumikomu hoho,” editor.

Yamagata Central Public Hall (AZ), 6F
Advance sales: 1 ticket 800 yen, 2 tickets (pair) 1,500 yen, All screenings 2,500 yen
At the door: 1 ticket 1,000 yen (the lecture is free, but please present your ticket stub)
* Please consult the Yamagata City playguide for advance ticket sales.
[Presented by]
YIDFF Organizing Committee
[Co-presented by]
Japan Community Cinema Center
Japan Association for Cultural Exchange (ACE JAPAN)
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
phone: 023-666-4480 (YIDFF Yamagata Office)