- Sunday, May 29, 10:00 Theater Die Käs
- Japan 2008, Blu-ray, 119 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Kiyoshi KUROSAWA
- Script: Kiyoshi KUROSAWA, Max Mannix, Sachiko TANAKA
- Production: Entertainment Farm, Fortissimo Films
- Camera: Akiko ASHIZAWA
- Actors: Teruyuki KAGAWA, Kyoko KOIZUMI, Yu KOYANAGI, Kai INOWAKI, Koji YAKUSHO
- Sales: Telepool
- Nippon Film Breakfast
Ryuhei, patriarch of an average Japanese middle-class family, suddenly gets fired from his job. In fear of losing his authority, he doesn’t tell anybody and still pretends to go to work. He wanders around the streets of Tokyo, not realizing the difficulties his family is going through in the meanwhile. Brilliant acting and stunning visuals make TOKYO SONATA by NIPPON HONOR AWARD recipient Kiyoshi KUROSAWA’s an outstanding family drama.
Kiyoshi KUROSAWA, born in Kobe in 1955, started his career as an assistant director for Shinji SOMAI, among others. His international breakthrough came with CURE (1997). He received the Prix Un Certain Regard in Cannes twice: for TOKYO SONATA in 2008 and for JOURNEY TO THE SHORE in 2015. He has been teaching at the Tokyo University of the Arts since 2005.
1983 Kandagawa Wars (Kandagawa inran senso); 1989 Sweet Home; 1997 Cure; 1999 Charisma; 2001 Pulse (Kairo); 2003 Bright Future; 2005 Loft (NC ’06); 2008 Tokyo Sonata (NC ’09); 2012 Penance (Shokuzai / NC ’13); 2013 Real