Films

The new cultural centre LAC continues his endeavour.
This film retrospective avoids the stereotypes of the Geisha and Samurai in order to focus on the changing aspects of Japanese culture. Starting with the movie that has made Japanese cinema famous in the West, Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, the retrospective will encompass very popular animation films, as well as movies documenting contemporary Japan such as Hana-Bi by Takeshi Kitano and Nobody-Knows by Hirokasu Kore-eda.

Tuesday, 9th November 2010, at 8.30 p.m.
Cinema Iride, Lugano

Rashomon – 1950

Akira Kurosawa – 88 min.

O.v. with subtitles in French and German
One of Akira Kurosawa’s best known works, and the movie that won him the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Oscar as Best Foreign Film. Three characters tell, and interpret from their own points of view, the story of a robber. Not only versions of the story reveal their personalities but highlight the fickle nature of truth.
Tuesday, 9th November 2010, at 8.30 p.m.
Cinema Iride, Lugano

Rashomon – 1950

Akira Kurosawa – 88 min.

O.v. with subtitles in French and German
One of Akira Kurosawa’s best known works, and the movie that won him the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Oscar as Best Foreign Film. Three characters tell, and interpret from their own points of view, the story of a robber. Not only versions of the story reveal their personalities but highlight the fickle nature of truth.
Tuesday, 21st December 2010, at 8.30 p.m.
Cinema Iride, Lugano

Nobody knows – 2004

Hirokasu Kore-eda – 141 min.

O.v. with subtitles in French and German
A tale of segregation which epitomises of a condition of existence: four siblings, abandoned by their mother, illegally share a small flat, unbeknownst to their neighbours. The eldest, and only one free to leave the dwelling, is ch
Sunday, 16th January 2011, at 3 p.m.
Cinema Iride, Lugano

My Neighbor Totoro – 1988

Hayao Miyazaki – 86 min.

Italian
An animation film of extraordinary success in which a tale full of grace and the surprising beauty of the drawings convey a profound reflections on the relationship between man and landscape, on the spirituality of nature, thus evoking the magic of the world observed through the eyes of children.