Three tragic love stories connected by the theme of the Japanese Bunraku puppet theatre: An ex-couple, a pop-starlet and her fan, an old Yakuza and his early love. KITANO´s film swerves away from his earlier works in an aesthetically radical way.
About the director: Takeshi KITANO became famous as a comedien and show host. He writes novels, draws Mangas and is probably the most internationally noted Japanese director of the present. In Venice he received the Golden Lion for his movie HANA-BI.
Filmography (selection): 1989 Violent Cop; 1990 Boiling Point; 1993 Sonatine; 1996 Kids Return; 1997 Hana-Bi; 1999 Kikujiro Returns (Kikujiro no natsu); 2000 Brother; 2003 Zatoichi (NC 04); 2005 Takeshis; 2008 Achilles and the Tortoise (Akiresu to kame); 2010 Outrage
Sunday, April 18, 1 p.m. Cinema Mal Seh'n